Terror Suspect Testimony Will Stand 31 Aug 13

A federal magistrate is recommending that a judge allow statements made by a Montevideo man be entered into evidence at his weapons trial. Lawyers for Buford “Bucky” Rogers had asked that his statements as well as evidence gathered in a raid on the family mobile home outside Montevideo be suppressed. Rogers was arrested May 3rd in what the FBI called “a terror plot,” and while a federal grand jury did not indict him on terrorism charges, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of possessing “unregistered destructive devices.” The magistrate ruled the statements and evidence admissible because Rogers voluntarily waived his Miranda rights when an FBI agent interviewed him.  Rogers’ trial is scheduled to start October 2nd.