Ty Garbin received a six-year and three-month prison sentence.
One of the extremists who planned last year to kidnap the governor of the U.S. state of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced on Wednesday to six years and three months in prison. The Wall Street Journal reported this.
According to her, 25-year-old Ty Garbin, who pleaded guilty in January this year, apologized to Whitmer and her family. “I can’t even imagine how much stress and fear her family members went through because of my actions,” he said, adding that he intends to continue working with groups to deradicalize extremists.
It is expected that the other defendants of this case will appear in court on October 12.
In December last year, the prosecutor’s office charged five residents of this state, including Garbin and a native of Delaware, with conspiracy to kidnap the governor of Michigan. In total, at least 14 people were detained in October in the case of the planned abduction of Whitmer, as well as other officials, who were investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). According to the authorities, they discussed their plans on social networks. Information about the conspiracy was obtained, in particular, from confidential sources and law enforcement officers working undercover.
According to the American media, the attackers, who are members of two extremist groups, were extremely dissatisfied with the sanitary measures introduced in Michigan in connection with the spread of the new coronavirus. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has also repeatedly criticized some of these measures and Whitmer herself. In particular, he has repeatedly stated that Whitmer should be “locked up”