Defiant Ammon Bundy Predicts More Bloodshed In Jail Cell Recording

  • by: Alan Duke

Ammon Bundy recorded a message of defiance from the Oregon jail where he is being held in solitary confinement for federal felonies related to his leadership of the take over of a federal wildlife refuge.

"Taking over the refuge was not only right, it was the duty of the people to do," Bundy said in the recording posted Thursday.

Buddy's group were protesting the imprisonment of members of the Hammond family related to a land dispute with the government.

The take over was "a needed action to show government officials that the people will not be complacent when they prosecute and bully good families like the Hammonds," Bundy said

His fellow protester Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed by an Oregan State Police officer at the same time Bundy and five others were being arrested last month.

Read also: 'LaVoy' Finicum's Last Interview: 'Why Are You Threatening Lethal Force?'

Bundy predicted there could be more bloodshed.

"Go home, Oregon State Police," Bundy said. "You have already killed enough. Go home, FBI. It is time to end this."

Four people remain holed up on a camp site in the refuge, refusing to surrender and possibly face their own federal charges.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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