(RepublicanInformer.com)- During the Derek Chauvin trial in April, the California home once belonging to defense witness Barry Brodd was vandalized. The suspects left a severed pig’s head on the porch, smeared and splattered blood on the front of the house, and caused thousands of dollars in damages.
On Wednesday, May 12, three women, Rowan Dalbey (20), Kirsten Aumoithe (34) and Amber Lucus (35) were arrested in California by the Santa Rosa Police Department after the execution of a series of search warrants.
All three are currently held in jail on conspiracy and felony vandalism charges.
Brodd, the use of force expert who testified that Chauvin was justified in kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, had not lived at that residence for several years. In fact, he no longer lives in the state of California at all.
The current homeowner, awakened by the vandals, called the police to report the crime. As they were on the phone with law enforcement, they observed the suspects, dressed in all black, fleeing the scene.
The investigation, however, is not over. The Santa Rosa Police Department believes additional suspects were involved in the incident and are asking the community for further tips in identifying them.
Chauvin’s trial spawned another round of protests and riots which first began with the in-custody death of George Floyd in late May 2020. Protesters remained outside the courthouse for the duration of the trial in what some believe was an attempt to intimidate the jury.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California flew to Minneapolis shortly before the verdict adding more fuel to the fire. Waters, as she did during the 1992 LA Riots, ginned up the angry Minneapolis crowd encouraging them to become “more confrontational” if the jury did not deliver the verdict she demanded.
Even President Biden blundered into the mix when, before the verdict was reached, he told reporters he was praying for the “right verdict” in the Chauvin trial.
Shortly after Biden’s remarks, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25th.