New Grand Jury Subpoenas & Updates in Santa Cruz Arson Investigation
Just a heads-up that there are two developments in the investigation into arsons at the homes of two UC-Santa Cruz research’ers.
Update 12:29pm: The total number of people subpoenaed is now believed to be seven.
1) One person who was a resident of Santa Cruz at the time of the arson testified to the grand jury on May 22nd, 2012. The content of her testimony is unknown.
2) Another person has been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the fires. The name of the person has not been released, but it is known that he lives in Seattle. According to the report I received, he was subpoenaed once, and then because of a technicality, was required to be subpoenaed a second time. The FBI has since been unable to locate him to serve the second subpoena.
To date, at least five others (seven total) are known to have been subpoenaed to the grand jury.
The arsons were not claimed by the Animal Liberation Front, or any animal liberation group. One of the targets is not even believed to do research on animals, and all attempts to link these incidents to animal liberationists have come entirely from the FBI and pro-animal research groups.
More information will be posted as soon as it available.
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