Man sen­tenced in plot against of­fi­cials

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

CON­CORD, N.H. ( AP) — A man has been sen­tenced in New Hamp­shire to 25 years in fed­eral prison for re­ceiv­ing guns and hand grenades as part of a plot to kill his ex-wife’s hus­band, a fed­eral judge, and a for­mer Mas­sachusetts at­tor­ney gen­eral.

A jury in Jan­uary con­victed 69-year-old Ed­ward McLarnon, of Malden, Mas­sachusetts, of re­ceiv­ing firearms with in­tent to com­mit mur­der, plus sev­eral weapons and ex­plo­sive charges. Judge Steve McAuliffe told McLarnon but for some ex­cep­tional law en­force­ment work, “you may have caused se­ri­ous harm.”

Ev­i­dence showed McLarnon con­tacted an arms dealer who was ac­tu­ally an un­der­cover FBI agent in 2015. McLarnon paid $700 for the weapons and was taken into cus­tody shortly afterward.

Prosecutors said the ev­i­dence fur­ther showed McLarnon in­tended to kill his exwife’s hus­band, U.S. District Judge Den­nis Say­lor in Bos­ton, and for­mer Mas­sachusetts At­tor­ney Gen­eral Martha Coak­ley.

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