Jury deliberations have resumed in Las Vegas for a fourth full day in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons to force federal agents to abandon a 2014 cattle roundup near anti-government figure Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada.
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, supporters and critics of defendants on trial at the federal courthouse gather in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors will try again to convince a jury that four men conspired with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family when they took up arms during a 2014 standoff that stopped federal agents from confiscating cows belonging to the states’ rights advocate.
Jurors are back at work Tuesday considering 10 charges including conspiracy, weapon possession and assault on a federal agent against Idaho defendants Scott Drexler, Eric Parker and Steven Stewart, and Ricky Lovelien of Montana and Oklahoma.
Defense attorneys complain that their clients were prevented from telling the jury why they went to the Bundy ranch.
Prosecutors say the men conspired with Bundy family members and wielded weapons to threaten the lives of federal agents enforcing lawful court orders to remove Bundy cattle from public land after failing to pay grazing fees.
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