Last fall, seven of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty of all of the major charges in the case.

The prosecution tried to prove that the occupiers were guilty of a conspiracy to impede federal officers from doing their jobs.

Several days after the first case initially went to the jury, one juror, No. 4, sent a note to the judge in the case, questioning the bias of another juror, No. 11.

That led to dismissal of juror  No. 11. A new juror was added to the case, and within hours the new jury found the defendants not guilty of the conspiracy charge.

OPB’s Conrad Wilson has been covering the trials of the occupiers, and today he brings us excerpts from conversations he had with Jurors No. 4 and No. 11, which aired on Think Out Loud.

Subscribe To 'This Land Is Our Land'

Subscribe to “This Land Is Our Land” on NPR One, Apple Podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts. Find comprehensive trial coverage at

Share your thoughts on the trial with us on Facebook and Twitter, or by emailing us directly at