Thursday, December 31, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts Friend of Calif. Terror Killer; Hit with 5 Charges Including Terrorism Support

Enrique Marquez, who supplied his friend Syed Rizwan Farook with two assault rifles used to carry out the massacre in San Bernardino, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on five charges, including conspiring with Farook in an earlier plot, the NY Times website reports today (December 31, 2015).

Marquez, 24, was arrested two weeks ago and charged with similar crimes as those handed down in yesterday's indictment. The grand jury's action supersedes the previous charges and avoids the need for a preliminary hearing.

In addition to a charge of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism, he faces two charges of lying about the gun purchases and entering into a sham marriage with a Russian woman related to the Farook family through marriage.

Marquez has not been charged in the San Bernardino attack itself. Court papers say he was at work during the massacre.

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