Arlington Man Gets 14 Months in Prison for "Ethnically Motivated" Arson at Mosque
Glaspell was due to be sentenced earlier this summer. But U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means handed down his punishment yesterday, per a heads-up from the U.S. Attorney's Office that arrived last yesterday: He got 14 months in federal prison for what the feds describe as "a hate crime charge stemming from the ethnically motivated arson." Glaspell has been free on bond, and must report to the Bureau of Prisons by November 21.
Says newly installed U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña, "Religious freedom is one of our most cherished rights, and that right includes the ability to build places of worship and assemble, free from discrimination. This office will continue to prosecute those who commit such reprehensible acts of hatred."