The Free Press, Mankato, MN

State, national news

December 7, 2013

Judge limits prosecution in Minn. terror case

Judge says FBI questions not proper

ST. PAUL — A federal judge in the case of an alleged bomb-maker from Montevideo says prosecutors can't use some of the defendant's statements at trial because FBI agents went too far in their initial questioning of the suspect.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report (http://bit.ly/1gO16X6 ) says U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery issued her ruling Friday in the case of Buford "Bucky" Rogers.

He was arrested in May in what the FBI called "a terror plot." He was indicted on four felony charges, including three counts of possessing homemade bombs.

FBI agents questioned Rogers before advising him of his right to remain silent. While that's allowed in cases involving urgent issues of public safety, Montgomery said the line of questioning was unrelated to public safety.

Rogers has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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