Man to plead guilty in Facebook abortion clinic plot | Crime
CONCORD (WBTV/AP) - A Concord man accused of describing how to make bombs for attacks on abortion clinics has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges.
Justin Carl Moose has signed a plea bargain with prosecutors. Documents filed in federal court in Greensboro show he'll plead guilty to distributing information on making and using explosives.
According to U.S. Attorney John W. Stone Junior, 26-year-old Justin Carl Moose was arrested in September on charges of providing information on how to make a bomb to a person he believed was planning to bomb a women’s health clinic in North Carolina.
Moose used Facebook, a social networking site, to advocate violence against women’s healthcare clinics, according to the criminal complaint, specifically locations where abortions are performed and the healthcare professionals employed at these facilities.
Court documents say Moose posted links and instructions on making bombs to his Facebook page.
Under one of his pictures on Facebook, Moose describes himself as "whatever you may think about me, you're probably right. Extremist, Radical, Fundamentalist...? Yep! Terrorists...? Well.... I prefer the term 'freedom Fighter'. 'End abortion by any means necessary and at any cost'. 'Save a live, Shoot an abortionist' "
During a recorded conversation, Moose referred to himself as the "Christian counterpart of Usama Bin Laden [sic]."
According to the complaint, Moose is a part of a group called the Army of God, which is considered a Christian terrorist anti-abortion organization that sanctions the use of force to combat abortion.
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A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. Moose faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Copyright 2010 WBTV. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.
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