BREAKING: Verdict Reached In Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial

Adam Fox and Barry Croft, Jr.

( – BREAKING: In a second trial that gave the federal government another chance after an earlier trial where the jury could not reach a verdict, two men have been convicted of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer because of mandates she imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the Detroit Free Press is reporting in “Jury convicts Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr. in Whitmer kidnapping plot“:

“In a do-over for the government, a federal jury in Grand Rapids has convicted two men charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer out of anger over her handling of the pandemic, ending a dramatic trial that highlighted the growth of violent extremism in America.

“The jury deliberated for about eight hours before delivering the guilty verdicts against Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr., who were convicted on all counts and face up to life in prison when they are sentenced at a later date.

“Fox and Croft were convicted of kidnapping conspiracy and conspiracy to possess weapons of mass destruction. Croft was convicted on an additional weapons charge.” [emphasis added]

The defense case seemingly worked during the first trial but didn’t persuade the second jury.

“The defense long argued that this was a case of entrapment, that the defendants were merely tough-talking potheads who were venting about their government, and that rogue FBI agents and informants set them up.” [emphasis added]

The two men join two others who’ve already been found guilty (two others were completely acquitted in the first trial, preventing the government from holding a second trial for them) and could spend the remainder of their lives in prison.


What is your opinion? Do you believe they are guilty, or do you think the FBI entrapped them as the defense argued during the trial? Do you think it’s fair the government got a second trial after the first jury couldn’t reach a verdict? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.