FBI agent indicted in LaVoy Finicum shooting to begin trial

W. Joseph Astarita in court on Wednesday, June 28 (Courtesy Deborah Marble)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The FBI agent indicted in the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum is expected in court for trial Monday.

Agent W. Joseph Astarita is accused of lying about firing his weapon at Finicum during the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff in 2016.

Investigators say Astarita did not tell them about the shots they say he fired at Finicume, but missed.

He is facing charges of making false statements and obstruction of justice.

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