The two men accused of trying to build a deadly x-ray device were in federal court Wednesday. As Megan Cruz reports, one of them plead guilty to the charges.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- It was back to back court appearances on Wednesday for Glendon Crawford and Eric Feight. Both were arrested in June, and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and use a weapon of mass destruction.
Crawford was the first to appear before a judge. He was arraigned on attempting to produce and use a radiological device, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.
He plead not guilty, and faces life in prison if convicted.
Feight appeared in court to plead guilty to the original conspiracy charge back from June. His attorney, Peter Moschetti, says his client played a very small role in this deathray plot, and started having doubts about what he was doing.
Moschetti said Feight even delayed making the remote control for the mobile weapon. He also said Crawford told Feigt the weapon was to be used on terrorists cells.
According to the FBI, Crawford actually targeted two mosques in the Capital Region.