Three Men Convicted for Attempting to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor

Three Men Who Allegedly Plotted to Kidnap Governor Whitmer Have Been Convicted

Ms. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s governor had a plot against her but thankfully the villains were caught and convicted on Wednesday.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Image credit: The Associated Press

The Three Suspects Are Family Members

Thus Joe Morrison, his father-in-law Pete Musico and Paul Bellar were found guilty of supplying “material support” to carry out a terrorist act.

Even so, Morrison, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, and Musico were emotional as they watched the verdicts by video away from the courtroom. Consequently, Judge Thomas Wilson ordered all three to jail while in this case as they await sentencing on Dec. 15.


Michigan’s Governor Responds

The verdicts “are further proof that violence and threats have no place in our politics,” said Whitmer. She continues, “Those who seek to sow discord by pursuing violent plots will be held accountable under the law.”

Furthermore, Attorney General Dana Nessel; a Democrat in a tight race for reelection, hailed the outcome and praised law enforcement.

“Terrorist attacks and mass shootings are not spontaneous events. They are the result of planning, plotting and amassing resources in a buildup to violent acts,” she said.

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The Suspects Were Part of a Group Called the Wolverine Watchmen

As a result, Morrison, 28, Musico, 44, and Bellar, 24, were also convicted of a gun crime and membership in a gang. Hence prosecutors said the Wolverine Watchmen was a criminal enterprise.

Paul Bellar, one of the suspects awaits trial nervously at the Jackson County Courthouse

To conclude, Whitmer, a Democrat running for reelection on Nov. 8, was never physically harmed.

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