Snatching Whitmer a suicide mission, convicted kidnap plotter testifies
Gov. Whitmer

A second convicted member of a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said he viewed the plan as a suicide mission and expected to die in a shootout with police. Waterford Township resident Kaleb Franks testified in federal court in Grand Rapids as one of the government's star witnesses against four men standing trial, accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan's governor. Franks followed testimony spread over two days from convicted plotter Ty Garbin of Hartland Township as defense lawyers tried to undercut the impact of the government's witnesses. Their testimony during the ninth day of the trial ...