Skip to comments.Trio faces sentencing for chemical weapons cache
Posted on 01/07/2004 2:02:18 PM PST by Dog Gone
TYLER - Three people face sentencing as early as next month for their involvement in the stockpiling of chemical weapons in East Texas, which some authorities believe may have been part of a domestic terrorism plot.
William Krar, 62, of Noonday, pleaded guilty in November to one count of possessing a dangerous chemical weapon after investigators discovered the components needed to make lethal cyanide gas at a storage facility he rented with his common-law wife, Judith Bruey.
Bruey, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess illegal weapons.
Edward Feltus, 56, of New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the transportation of false identification documents.
A sentencing date has not been set for the three, who are being held in a Tyler detention facility, federal court officials said Tuesday.
Investigators say they still don't know the intended use of the weapons.
Critics in recent months have held up the little-known case as an example of how the federal government's focus on foreign terror threats has caused them to overlook domestic dangers.
Authorities began investigating Krar two years ago after a package he mailed to an address in New Jersey was accidentally delivered to a residence in Staten Island, N.Y. The package contained false identification documents and was reported to authorities.
The investigation led them to the store room in Noonday, which contained numerous illegal firearms, literature detailing the use of sodium cyanide to make a chemical weapon and literature depicting white supremacist and militant beliefs.
Hmmmm.....I can guess.
Or perhaps they did disclose it and the authorities don't want to publicize it because of the polarization it could create. I dunno.
Could be. Hard to tell. It's a safe bet they wanted to kill or terrorise people...no matter what skin color.
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