Arizona Rancher LaVoy Finicum, who was killed by authorities on Tuesday in the Oregon standoff told reporters that he just wanted to go home.
“I need to get home, I got cows that are scattered and lost.”
Finicum went on to say that he “believed authorities had signed arrest warrants for five people, including himself.”
It is being reported that Ammond Bundy, the leader of the “Oregon Standoff,” called the wife of a supporter and told her that he witnessed Finicum being gunned down as he was lying on the ground.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore reiterated Bundy’s claims.
Finicum was a foster parent to 4, and hosted 50 foster children at his ranch in Arizona.
He was a therapeutic foster parent with Catholic Charities Community Services.
He helped abandoned children from mental hospitals, drug hospitals and drug rehabilitation centers.
Finicum posted a video to Obama on his Facebook page in 2014 during the Bundy standoff. He told Obama, “We just want to be left alone,” and to raise our families in peace.
No word on whether the Oregon Standoff will continue despite his death, and the arrest of the Bundys.
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