3 men signed up, trained, plotted ways to kill Michigan Gov. Whitmer, according to FBI testimony

Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks accused of planning to kill Whitmer

Ty Garbin (left), Daniel Harris (center) and Kaleb Franks (right).
Ty Garbin (left), Daniel Harris (center) and Kaleb Franks (right). (WDIV)

Three of the men charged in a domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer actually signed up, trained and plotted ways to shoot and kill her, according to FBI testimony.

Officials said Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks -- who were all charged with conspiracy to kidnap the governor -- were “all in” on actually killing Whitmer.

Ty Garbin (WDIV)
Daniel Harris (WDIV)
Kaleb Franks (WDIV)

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Harris, of Lake Orion, insisted on ideas of shooting Whitmer, not kidnapping her, according to FBI testimony. He was working with Franks, of Waterford Township, and Garbin, of Hartland, officials said.

FBI agents said Garbin is a member of the Wolverine Watchmen domestic terror group who was recruited into the plot against Whitmer. His Hartland home was raided by FBI agents as part of the investigation, testimony revealed.


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