The Latest: No bail for man who bought guns used in massacre

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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 3:27 PM
The Latest: No bail for man who bought guns used in massacre

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on a court appearance by the man who authorities say bought the rifles used by two other people to carry out the San Bernardino, California, massacre (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

The man authorities say bought the assault rifles two other people used in the San Bernardino, California, massacre has been ordered held in custody while he faces terrorism-related charges.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow ruled Monday that Enrique Marquez poses a continuing danger to the community. His family had sought to put up $100,000 in equity on their home for bail.

Marquez is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for abandoned plots in 2011 and 2012.

He's also charged with illegally buying the rifles the shooters used in the attack, and visa fraud stemming from his marriage to a Russian woman that prosecutors say was a sham.

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10:45 a.m.

The man authorities say bought the assault rifles two other people used in the San Bernardino massacre has appeared in federal court to face terrorism-related charges, but the proceeding has been delayed.

Enrique Marquez shuffled into court in Riverside on Monday with his ankles and hands cuffed.

He had a slight smile, and at times he whispered and nodded with his attorneys. At other times, he swiveled his chair from side to side and looked at the ceiling. One U.S. marshal sat close behind him, another about 10 feet to his side, watching him.

Marquez shuffled to a podium with his attorney when the proceeding began. But the hearing ended quickly after Magistrate Judge David Bristow conferred privately with the defense and prosecution.

After a few minutes, Bristow announced the hearing would be delayed 90 minutes so defense attorneys could have more time to confer with Marquez. Marshals then led him out of the courtroom.

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1:40 a.m.

The man authorities bought the assault rifles his friend used in the San Bernardino massacre is set for his second court appearance on Monday.

Enrique Marquez is expected to enter a plea to three charges in federal court in Riverside, about 10 miles from the site of the Dec. 2 attack.

A judge also will determine whether to hold Marquez on bond pending trial. Marquez is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for abandoned plots in 2011 and 2012.

He's also charged with illegally buying the rifles the shooters used in the attack and visa fraud stemming from his marriage to a Russian woman that prosecutors say was a sham. He faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.

Marquez's court-appointed attorney has declined to comment. Marquez's mother has called him a good person who was nothing more than friends with the man who carried out the slayings with his wife.