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FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

Aug. 10, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation into who fired two errant shots at a key figure in a group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016. W. Joseph Astarita, 41, displayed a slight smile when the jury returned its verdict after less than a...

Defense: If FBI agent had fired, he wouldn't have missed

Jul. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — FBI special agent W. Joseph Astarita is one of the FBI's best shooters, and he knows when to shoot and when not to shoot, his defense attorney told jurors Wednesday. Standing within easy striking distance of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, a militia leader who had come close to killing his...