New York man convicted in 'death ray' case targeting Muslims, Obama

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015 2:40 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - A jury on Friday convicted a New York white supremacist on all three federal counts for plotting to use a remote-controlled radiation device to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama.

After less than three hours of deliberation, a jury in U.S. District Court found Glendon Scott Crawford, 51, guilty of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to build and use a radiological dispersal device. He also was convicted of distributing information with respect to a weapon of mass destruction.

(Reporting by T.G. Branfalt Jr.; Editing by Barbara Goldberg)