A 20-year-old inmate at the Bergen County Jail is now facing charges of
attempted murder, after previously being arrested for a
weapons offense and more.
The suspect was first arrested in March after being one of the two suspects
involved in firebombing a number of synagogues in the county, including
Paramus and Rutherford.
Now it has been reported by the prosecutor that the suspect had planned
to murder the assistant prosecuting attorney with a gun he would acquire
after his $1 million bond release.
The plot was reportedly discovered after police investigators searched
the suspect's jail cell and found details on the murder, including
the assistant prosecutor's name and others, and notes indicating violence
was a necessary action to take against the government. Details on destroying
government buildings were not found until after the FBI was informed there
was a plot to also commit arson on federal buildings within New Jersey.
The suspect now faces charges including bias intimidation, aggravated arson,
conspiracy to commit aggravated arson, conspiracy to commit murder, making
terroristic threats, conspiracy to possess a firearm for an unlawful purpose
and two counts of criminal mischief.
His bail has been increased from $1 million to $4 million and is currently
being detained in Bergen County Jail.
If convicted of his charges, he could be sentenced to up to 80 years in prison.
His alleged partner in the firebombing faces a similarly long sentence
if he's convicted of charges including aggravated arson, bias intimidation
and multiple counts of attempted murder.
"Synagogue arson suspect now accused of plot to kill prosecutor," June 28, 2012