Skip to comments.LaVoy Finicum shooting: Defense says case against FBI agent based on 'junk science
Posted on 01/13/2018 5:40:28 AM PST by Nextrush
Defense lawyers for the FBI agent accused of lying about firing shots at the truck of Oregon standoff spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum are requesting dismissal of the case arguing it's based on a faulty computer animation of the shooting and not witnesses, video or ballistics.
In a motion filed in federal court Friday, lawyers for FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita contend the government's computer animation is unreliable.
"The govermment's case rests entirely on a computer animation manufactured by a daisy chain of so-called experts nearly two years after the underlying shooting incident," defense lawyer David Angeli wrote in his motion. "In short it is junk science."
Astarita was indicted in June and has pleaded not guilty to three counts of making a false statement and two counts of obstruction of justice. He is accused of hiding from Oregon investigators that he fired his rifle on Jan. 26, 2016, and lying to the FBI about his shots........
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He's not charged with killing LaVoy or even injuring Ryan Bundy.
Months ago the prosecutors were talking about shrapnel in Ryan Bundy's arm coming from the shots fired by the agent's rifle.
Bundy is a free man now and there was talk of the shrapnel being removed but no firm word on what happened there.
Will the prosecutors use that as evidence?
The defense lawyers are attacking the credibility of the Oregon shooting team that investigated the shooting and exonerated Oregon State Police in LaVoy's death.
That will be interesting to watch.
He was just following orders/s
“The govermment’s case rests entirely on a computer animation manufactured by a daisy chain of so-called experts nearly two years after the underlying shooting incident,” defense lawyer David Angeli wrote in his motion. “In short it is junk science.”
If it is good enough for Global Warming, it should be good enough for this Criminal Case.
The latest Bunkerville Standoff case post is here:
Scooter Libby and Mike Flynn were railroaded just for “lying to the FBI.” Why not an FBI guy too? Jail his ass and send a message.
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