Monday, January 19, 2009

Texas man pleads guilty in RNC case

Jan. 16, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One of two Texas men accused of possessing Molotov
cocktails during the Republican National Convention has pleaded

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Bradley Neil Crowder, of Austin,
pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Minneapolis to one count
of aiding and abetting possession of an unregistered firearm. A
sentencing date has not been set.

Meanwhile his co-defendant, David Guy McKay of Austin, is scheduled
to go on trial on Jan. 26.

Prosecutors allege McKay and Crowder were part of an Austin-based
protest group that planned to use incendiary devices to destroy
property or injure police during the Republican National Convention.

The convention was at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Sept. 1-4.

Jeff DeGree is McKay's attorney. He said he doesn't believe Crowder's
plea will affect McKay's case because the evidence against the two
men is different.

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