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Judge Bars Use of ‘Death List’ Note in Oath Keepers Jan. 6 Trial

  • First Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy trial begins Sept. 27
  • Jury won’t see note with names of Georgia election workers
Prosecutors are prohibited from showing jurors this handwritten note with the words ‘Death List’ in the trial of one of the Oath Keepers coming up this fall, a judge ruled.
Prosecutors are prohibited from showing jurors this handwritten note with the words ‘Death List’ in the trial of one of the Oath Keepers coming up this fall, a judge ruled.Source: Court Documents

US prosecutors can’t show jurors a handwritten note containing the phrase “Death List” found in the home of a defendant in the Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy case, a judge ruled.

The note was discovered during a search of defendant Thomas Caldwell’s house in Virginia two weeks after Jan. 6, 2021. Under the phrase “Death List,” it named two Georgia election workers -- Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea Moss -- who testified earlier this year about threats they received after becoming targets of baseless conspiracy theories pushed by former President Donald Trump and his supporters.