VICTORIA, Texas – A person convicted of torching a South Texas mosque final 12 months has been sentenced to greater than 24 years in jail.
Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday throughout a courtroom listening to in Victoria, Texas.
In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate crime fees.
Mark Di Carlo, Perez’s defence legal professional, says his shopper is “disillusioned in his prolonged sentence” and can enchantment his conviction.
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At his trial, prosecutors mentioned “rabid hatred” of Muslims led Perez to set fireplace to an Islamic centre in Victoria, destroying the constructing.
Di Carlo disputed prosecutors’ claims, saying that “allegations of (Perez’s) non secular bias was not established past an affordable doubt.”