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'Satanist' Kansas soldier pleads guilty to bomb plot charges

8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 February 10, 2020 4:18 PM February 10, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JOHN HANNA
Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 24-year-old an Army infantry soldier has pleaded guilty to distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm. Federal prosecutors have described Jarrett William Smith as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government. Smith was a private first class stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and admitted during a court hearing Monday to providing information about explosives in September to an FBI undercover agent. He signed a formal plea agreement with prosecutors in court and his sentencing is set for May 18. Each felony count carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

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