LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial is nearing an end for six men accused of wielding weapons against federal agents during a 2014 standoff involving Nevada cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy.
Defendant Eric Parker, whose photo as an armed protester on a freeway overpass was widely seen, returns to the witness stand Monday for cross-examination.
Closing arguments could come as early as Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Parker is from Hailey, Idaho.
He acknowledged he lay prone on the pavement looking with an AK-47 style rifle through a seam in a concrete freeway barrier toward heavily armed federal Bureau of Land Management agents in a dry riverbed below.
He says he feared agents were going to shoot unarmed people protesting in the wash.
Parker also says he never had his finger on the trigger.
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