Judge slashes bonds for 2 charged in plot against Michigan Gov. Whitmer

DETROIT — Two members of an alleged anti-government group charged with plotting to storm and set fire to the state Capitol or, alternatively, to kidnap Michigan’s governor both had their bonds dramatically reduced Friday by a judge in 12th District Court in Jackson.Defense attorneys for Paul Bellar, 21, of Milford and Joseph Morrison, 26, of Munith, described their clients as “weekend warriors” without criminal histories, any drug abuse problems or mental illness.Their advocates said both men may have passionately talked about their anger toward Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other officials but ne...

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