Government Wants 25-Years In Prison For Friend of San Bernardino Terrorist

The U.S. Attorney's office has recommended 25 years in prison for Riverside resident Enrique Marquez Jr. for his part in a mass shooting on December 2nd, 2015 in San Bernardino that killed 14 and wounded 22 more. 

Marquez pleaded guilty last year to purchasing the two semi-automatic rifles and explosive black powder used by his neighbor and friend Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik in a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. 

Marquez didn't participate or help his neighbors plot the attack, but the government notes Marquez told the FBI that he "could have done something about it." 

The sentencing memo also contained statements from people who lost loved ones during the attack. Mark Sandefur, the father of one of the victims, wrote that Marquez going to jail was small comfort. 

“I will receive only a small comfort knowing to (sic) are suffering in jail. May you never have a day of peace. Never,” Sandefur wrote. ”The world is not as nice a place now that Daniel is gone.”

Marquez pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and making false statements in connection with the  acquisition of firearms. He is set to be sentenced on April 30th. 

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