Man pleads guilty but mentally ill to terrorist charge

May 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who authorities say was inspired by the shooter in Las Vegas’ October mass shooting has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a terrorist charge.

According to a plea agreement reached Thursday, 23-year-old Calin Hodges could face between one and six years in prison, but prosecutors do not plan on pursuing jail time.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Hodges’ lawyer Malcolm LaVergne is instead expected to seek probation and mental health treatment for Hodges.

Prosecutors said in an indictment handed down in March that Hodges proclaimed at a church service that he would become “the greatest mass shooter in history.”

Investigators say they did not find any weapon in Hodges’ possession and that he has no criminal record.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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