Two men arraigned in 'death ray' plot

Updated: 01/22/2014 5:51 PM
Created: 01/22/2014 8:53 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - Two men accused of creating a portable X-ray killing machine were arraigned Wednesday morning.

Glendon Crawford entered a not guilty plea. A grand jury indicted the 49-year-old for, as authorities say, developing a remotely operated radiation device that allegedly could kill humans.

According to court documents, Crawford intended to target Muslims and mosques.

His co-defendant in the case, Eric Feight, pleaded guilty to a charge of providing materials to support terrorists.

His attorney claims he did build a remote car starter-like machine for that X-ray device, but when Feight realized what Crawford planned to do, he actually distanced himself from his co-defendant.

When Feight is sentenced this May he faces up to 15 years in a federal prison.

If convicted, Crawford could face life in prison.


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