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Though presumed innocent until proven guilty, six defendants charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are likely to remain locked up pending the outcomes of their cases, legal experts say.

The charges are just too serious, they argue. And with the men facing potential life sentences, legal experts say, the suspects can’t be trusted not to flee — or worse, become violent.

“Courts will consider a number of factors, but in this case, the nature of the charges, the weight of the evidence and the potential