A Michigan militiaman has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors to unravel the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and execute her for "treason."
Ty Garbin pleaded guilty Wednesday to the kidnapping conspiracy involving 14 suspects, who are accused of plotting to kidnap Whitmer, attack the Michigan statehouse and possibly kidnap Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam out of frustration over coronavirus restrictions implemented in Democratic-led states, reported The Daily Beast.
The 25-year-old Garbin agreed to "fully cooperate" with federal and state law enforcement agencies, including possible court testimony against his co-conspirators, under the terms of his plea agreement.
Garbin, whose defense attorney previously insisted that his client had no real intention of kidnapping the governor, was among six men charged in October with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Eight other suspects linked to the Wolverine Watchmen militia group have been charged with terrorism for allegedly plotting to attack the state Capitol to "instigate a civil war," prosecutors said.
The militiamen originally planned to kidnap Whitmer in late October but decided to wait until after the election because they expected widespread civil unrest would make it easier to carry off the violent attack, according to Garbin's guilty plea.