Another terrorist convicted in civilian court
Funny how the media doesn’t seem to cover domestic terrorists — let alone when one actually is a convicted!
A jury quickly convicted a man accused of attempting to overthrow the West Virginia state government, MetroNews reported.
Thomas David Deegan, 39, was found guilty on one count of making a terrorist threat on Friday, after the 12-member jury deliberated for only an hour. He faces 1 to 3 years in prison and a fine of $5,000 to $25,000 when he is sentenced, in April.
Deegan, who represented himself in court, was accused of the plot, which he spoke about in a conference call that was recorded in September.
“The conversation was the actual crime itself,” prosecutor Jason Wharton told MetroNews. “The jury was able to hear the entirety of the conference call as well as some recordings from the regional jail and some other testimony.”
He told participants on the call to shoot anyone who resists them.
He said on the call that he wanted to bring a large number of people to the West Virginia capitol building in Charleston and overtake the building. Deegan denied the charges.