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Man Gets 10 Years For Mosque Bombing

October 8, 1985

HOUSTON (AP) _ A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in the bombing of a southwest Houston mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $46,000 restitution.

U.S. District Judge Ross Sterling sentenced Daniel Allen Russell, 21, of Houston and said the apartment maintenance worker should share the responsibility of restitution with two other men charged in the bombing.

The maximum penalty for the bombing charges was 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Russell and two others are accused of bombing the Daar Us Salaam mosque on June 22, causing more than $50,000 in damage.

All three have pleaded guilty in the incident.

Randy James Jones, 21, an air conditioning worker, and Stephen Charles Ahern, 22, a college student, are scheduled to be sentenced later this month in U.S. District Judge Norman Black’s court.

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