Ammon Bundy asks decide to toss trespassing verdict, seeks acquittal

Ammon Bundy speaks to a crowd of about 50 followers in front of the Ada County Courthouse, in downtown Boise, on April 3. The anti-government activist has asked a judge to throw out the guilty verdict in his trespassing case and to acquit him instead because he says the state's trespassing law should not be applied to public property. Idaho's courts, like many states, allow defendants to ask the judge for an acquittal within several days of the jury verdict.

BOISE — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has requested a decide to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol and acquit him rather simply because he states the state’s trespassing regulation should not be used to public residence.

Idaho’s courts, like many states, enable defendants to ask the decide for an acquittal inside various times of a jury verdict. The move is rarely created, nonetheless, and not often productive.

It stems from Bundy’s arrest on Aug. 25, 2020, just after he refused to leave an auditorium in the Statehouse after officials purchased it to be cleared. Officers also said he went limp and refused to stand up and set his palms guiding his again. Officers in the long run wheeled him out of the Capitol developing on a swivel chair.