Here’s an update on the W. Joseph Astarita trial—the case in which the FBI agent is accused of lying to investigators about firing two errant shots at a pickup that held “LaVoy” Finicum and other Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.
Astarita has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is being held in Portland. It’s been reported that a jury of three women and nine men began their deliberations following Astarita’s closing arguments yesterday. We’ll follow up on this story once a verdict is reached.