Friend of San Bernardino gunman charged

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A three-count rapist censure has been filed opposite Mr Marquez

A crony of one of a San Bernardino enemy has been charged in tie with a mass sharpened that killed 14.

Enrique Marquez, 24, is a initial chairman arrested over a deadliest militant conflict in a US given 9/11.

Mr Marquez is charged with plotting with gunman Syed Farook to conflict a university in 2011 and 2012.

He is also indicted of illegally purchasing a dual rifles that were used by Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

“While there is now no justification that Mr Marquez participated in a Dec 2 conflict or had allege believe of it, his before squeeze of firearms and ongoing disaster to advise authorities about Farook’s vigilant to dedicate mass murder had lethal consequences,” US Attorney Eileen Decker said.

According to a rapist complaint, Mr Marquez called puncture services hours after a San Bernardino sharpened and told a runner that a enemy “used my gun”.


James Cook, BBC News, Los Angeles

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Mr Marquez plotted attacks on Tomlinson Avenue in Riverside

The charges opposite Enrique Marquez yield a chilling glance into an purported militant dungeon on American soil.

According to a FBI, a sum were performed during 11 days of interviews with Mr Marquez in that he is pronounced to have certified his purpose in plotting murder.

Tomlinson Avenue in Riverside — where Mr Marquez and Syed Rizwan Farook once lived subsequent doorway to one another — was a suburban travel during a heart of a purported plot.

It was here that Mr Marquez was introduced to Islam by Farook and it was here that a span allegedly watched radical Islamist videos including lectures by a former Al Qaeda leader, Anwar Al-Awlaki.

Mr Marquez is also pronounced to have noticed online videos constructed by a “US-based tactical apparatus manufacturer,” to have lerned during California gun ranges and to have complicated an Al Qaeda magazine, created in English, on how to make bombs.

The border of online plotting, undetected by a authorities, is certain to feature a discuss about a change between autocracy and confidence in a US.


Mr Marquez told authorities in fact about a progressing militant plots that were never carried out.

Mr Marquez and Farook designed to explosve a internal university, where they had both been students, and fire students as they ran away, according to justice records.

They also had skeleton to conflict a motorway during afternoon rush hour by dropping siren bombs onto cars and sharpened into cars and during law enforcement, a annals said.

Although they did not explode, several siren bombs were used in a San Bernardino attack.

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Farook purchased his possess handguns

Police killed Farook and his mother in a shootout a few hours after they open dismissed inside a holiday celebration attended by Farook’s co-workers.

Mr Marquez told investigators he bought a weapons for Farook since he looked Caucasian while Farook looked Middle-Eastern.

In 2012, he and Farook visited banishment ranges and continued to tract their attacks, authorities said, though afterwards Marquez distanced himself from Farook, following a detain of other suspected terrorists in a area.


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Authorities also charged Mr Marquez with entering a sham matrimony with Farook’s relations so she could benefit authorised standing in a US. He was paid any month for his appearance in a sham, according to justice records.

Federal agents raided his mother’s home in Riverside, California, where he had been living, 3 days after a attack.

Mr Marquez worked as a confidence ensure during Wal-Mart and dreamed of fasten a US Navy, a Los Angeles Times reports.

He checked himself into a mental health trickery shortly after a attack, posting a inaudible summary to Facebook: “I’m. Very contemptible sguys. It was a pleasure.”

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