San Antonio Express News reports that a judge has denied bail for a man charged with a Texas church massacre. A federal judge refused to grant bail to a conspiracy theorist who says a mass shooting in Texas where 26 people were killed in the First Baptist Church of Sutherland never actually happened.
Investigators testified they found 10 guns and 1,000 rounds of ammo at the home of Robert Mikell Ussery after he was arrested on May 23. The judge agreed with prosecution that he may be a threat to society and denied bail.
Ussery is 54 and calls himself the “Side Thorn Journalist.” His girlfriend, Jodi Mann, is known as the “Conspiracy Granny.” The pair were arrested on March 5 for resisting arrest, trespassing and other counts. They had allegedly walked up the church lawn and confronted the Pastor, Frank Pomeroy, whose daughter had been killed in the shooting.
The feds were called in after the incident. Ussery kept saying it didn’t really happen and was a conspiracy, and told Pomeroy that people would hang and urinate on him.
After making bail on the state-level charges, a restraining order was issued against them. The pair also used a Go-Pro personal video camera during the incident that helped build the federal case against them.
Ussery was shown handling a gun in the truck before the pair went to confront Pomeroy.
Ussery was convicted in 1984 of felony burglary of a vehicle. He has been barred by federal law from possessing a gun.
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