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Little Rock fire-bombing defendant decides against taking a plea agreement in federal court Wednesday
(NWA Online) One of five defendants charged in connection with the burning of police cars during protests held in Central Arkansas in 2020 in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis the previous May walked out of a federal courthouse in Little Rock with her case still unresolved, after a planned plea hearing ended without a plea.
After extensive questioning by Chief U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. regarding her plan to plead guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device in exchange for the dismissal of a bevy of other charges, Renea Goddard, 24, asked the judge for more time to consider her plea.
In December 2020, Goddard was named in a criminal complaint along with fellow Black Lives Matter protesters Brittany Dawn Jeffrey, 33; Aline Espinosa-Villega, 26; and Emily Nowlin, 29. The following February, in a superseding indictment, the cases of Goddard and her three co-defendants were merged with that of local community activist Mujera Benjamin Lung’aho, 32, who was accused earlier in 2020 of firebombing a North Little Rock police cruiser after he was arrested for vandalism of Confederate markers at a Little Rock cemetery…
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