30 YEARS IN PRISON IN X-RAY WEAPON PLOT
albany, n.y.» An industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device to kill Muslims was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Glendon Scott Crawford, 52, also was convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors say he planned to set off the device remotely and would have exposed targets to deadly doses of radiation.
“I feared for my nation’s and my children’s nation’s future,” Crawford said, launching into a criticism of U.S. immigration policy regarding Muslims before the judge cut him off.
“This conduct is bizarre,” U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe said. “You are bizarre.” The Associated Press