Whitmer Trial Juror Dismissed For Allegedly Flirting With Defendant

  • Judge Thomas Wilson announced the dismissal Friday, two days after attorneys raised concerns about the  juror having too much non-verbal communication with defendant Paul Bellar.
  • “It didn’t just happen on one day – it happened over multiple days,” the judge said about the juror’s behavior. “I decided it’s safer to err on the side of caution.”
  • In addition, Bellar’s attorney also reportedly said he’d seen interactions between the two since the trial began.
  • Bellar, 24, was allegedly a member of the paramilitary group the Wolverine Watchmen, which allegedly help mastermind the kidnap plot of what they considered Whitmer’s extreme lockdown orders at the height of the pandemic.


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