A White Supremacist and supporter of Dylann Roof, the gunman who killed 9 individuals at an African-American Church in South Carolina in 2015, was sentenced to almost three years in federal jail on Wednesday, Reuters reviews.
Benjamin McDowell pleaded responsible in March on a single rely of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
A U.S. District Courtroom choose in South Carolina gave McDowell the utmost penalty and can serve two years and 9 months in jail, per reviews.
McDowell had reportedly informed an FBI official that he wished to hold out a big assault “in the spirit of Dylann Roof.”
In an announcement, the Division of Justice mentioned that the FBI was made conscious of Mcdowell’s plans and that he expressed “escalating white supremacist views on social media.”
Throughout a earlier keep in jail, McDowell was affiliated with the hate group referred to as the White Supremacy Extremists, based on Reuters.
He was arrested in 2017 after making an attempt to promote a gun and ammunition to an FBI agent.
As soon as launched from jail, McDowell might be beneath supervised launched for 3 years.