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Judge: Null brothers must continue wearing tethers, but other restrictions loosen

Posted at 8:31 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 13:29:13-04

LANSING, Mich. — A court hearing Wednesday morning determined two individuals allegedly involved in last year's plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will not be allowed to remove their tethers.

It's one of the reasonable terms and conditions of Michael and William Null's bond as set by the court.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel fought their motion, saying the men had done surveillance of the Governor’s property and were a risk to the public.

The judge split the difference on this. The Null brothers must continue to wear the GPS tethers, but they will not be restricted to only being at home or going to work, and there is no curfew for them anymore. For example, they can now go to eat at a restaurant.

Part of the judge’s decision is that the Null Brothers must not contact members of the Wolverine Watchmen or Michigan Militia, defendants charged in other counties or federal court, and the Governor/state lawmakers.

The Null brothers, both 38, are from Plainwell and Shelbyville. They have both been charged by the state with providing material support for terrorist acts, and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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Watch the hearing here: