2 Men Convicted of Conspiring to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

Two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s governor in 2020 were found guilty Tuessday.

The Associated Press reports Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. were also convicted of conspiring to obtain a weapon of mass destruction, which prosecutors say they planned to use to blow up a bridge to stop police if they succeeded in kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home.

Croft was also convicted on other explosives charges.

This was the second trial on the kidnapping plot after a jury in April was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Two other men were acquitted, and two others pleaded guilty and testified for prosecutors.