Judge: Null Brothers Must Continue to Wear Tethers

The twin brothers accused of being part of the plot to kidnap and kill Governor Gretchen Whitmer had a hearing Wednesday morning to attempt to lighten their restrictions on their bond as they await trial.

Lawyers for Michael and William Null requested the pair be allowed to remove their GPS tethers that have been tracking them since their arrest.

Their attorneys say the brothers are not a flight risk and the tethers and rules interfere with their work schedules.

The Attorney General’s Office says they played a role in the surveillance of Whitmer’s lake house and are a threat to her and her family.

The judge ruled the pair must keep the tethers on but removed the house arrest and curfew restrictions for the rest of their bond.