A California man has pleaded guilty to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack
A California man has pleaded responsible to offering the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 folks within the San Bernardino terror assault

A California man has pleaded responsible to offering the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 folks within the San Bernardino terror assault.

Enrique Marquez Jr appeared in federal courtroom in Riverside along with his arms cuffed and chained to his waist as a choose accepted his plea settlement with prosecutors.

Along with offering materials help to terrorists, he pleaded responsible to conspiring with one of many San Bernardino gunmen in mass killing plots that had been by no means carried out.

Marquez, 25, of Riverside, was the one particular person criminally charged within the December 2015 assault that additionally left 22 folks wounded at a gathering of San Bernardino County staff.

Husband-and-wife assailants Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been killed in a gunfight with authorities later that day.

Prosecutors stated there isn't a proof Marquez participated within the San Bernardino bloodbath or had advance information of it.

Below the plea deal, Marquez may withstand 25 years in jail. A sentencing listening to was scheduled for August 21.

Prosecutors stated Marquez acknowledged being a "straw purchaser" when he bought two AR-15 rifles from a sporting items retailer that had been utilized in Farook's assault on the assembly of his work colleagues.

Prosecutors have stated Marquez agreed to purchase the weapons as a result of the attackers feared Farook's Center Jap look would possibly arouse suspicion.

Marquez additionally acknowledged plotting with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to bloodbath school college students and gun down motorists on a gridlocked Southern California highway, although these assaults by no means occurred.

Marquez stated he backed out of the plot after 4 males within the space had been arrested on terrorism expenses in late 2012, the FBI has stated in courtroom paperwork.

Marquez and Farook met in 2005 after Marquez moved subsequent door to Farook's household in Riverside, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

Farook started educating his new good friend about his Muslim religion and Marquez transformed in 2007.

The FBI stated the 2 started discussing extremist views shortly thereafter. By late 2011, Marquez frolicked at Farook's dwelling studying magazines revealed by al Qaida and finding out radical materials on-line, federal officers stated.

AP