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Three Attempted Bombers are Sentenced to Prison

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, and Connor Stevens to eleven and one-half years, nine years and nine months, and eight years and one month, respectively, for conspiring to use explosives to blow up an Ohio bridge, according to a press release.

The press release states that earlier this year the men, who range in age from 20-27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), attempted use of WMDs, and malicious use of an explosive devise to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Steven D. Anthony commented as follows:

In calculated fashion, these three defendants identified a viable target, purchased what they believed to be military grade explosives and attached those explosives to that target. Not until they were safely miles away enjoying a meal did they casually attempt to remotely detonate the devise believing they were causing significant damage to the bridge, all in the hopes of furthering their ideological views. The FB Joint Terrorism Task Force is committed to using all lawful techniques to confront and stop any would-be terrorists from committing violent acts against our fellow citizens.

You can read the full press release here.

 

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