Bundy brothers denied request for trial delay

Trial scheduled for September

Ammon Bundy, left, and Ryan Bundy in mugs shot
Ammon Bundy, left, and Ryan Bundy in mugs shot from Feb. 19, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Ammon and Ryan Bundy’s request for a trial delay.

Ammon Bundy in a courtroom sketch from his federal court appearance Wednesday, January 27, 2016. (Abigail Marble/Sketch Artist)
Ammon Bundy in a courtroom sketch from his federal court appearance Wednesday, January 27, 2016. (Abigail Marble/Sketch Artist)

The Bundys and more than a dozen other defendants are scheduled for trial in September on charges stemming from the January takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Ammon Bundy’s lawyer Marcus Mumford seeks both the delay and his client’s pretrial release, contending he and Bundy have been unable to watch hours of video evidence with his client still jailed.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://is.gd/nuDaVk ) that Bundy was recently moved from the jail in downtown Portland to one on the outskirts of the city.

In arguing against a delay, Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel said the September date allows the Bundys to have a fair and speedy trial in Oregon and time to prepare for a February trial on a different matter in Nevada.

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