Self-describe Domestic Terrorist from Janesville WISCONSIN Convicted
In today's news:
A Janesville man who authorities said idolized the Unabomber was convicted today of plotting to blow up the Reuss Federal Plaza in downtown Milwaukee.A domestic terrorist. In Wisconsin? Really?
Steven Parr, 40, faces up to life in prison at his sentencing. The federal jury deliberated about 3 1/2 hours before finding Parr guilty. His trial began
Parr was nearing the end of a state prison term on drug charges in the fall of 2004 when authorities learned of his plans to bomb the federal building, according to the criminal complaint. As a result, he was taken into federal custody instead of being released to a halfway house as scheduled, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Parr's cellmate alerted authorities to the plot and allowed the FBI to tape record conversations between the two. During those discussions, Parr described himself as both a separatist and a domestic terrorist. He also revealed plans to destroy the federal building using a delivery-type truck filled with fertilizer. He planned to buy a brown uniform from Farm and Fleet, attach a name tag and carry a clipboard so as not to draw attention to himself or the vehicle, according to the documents.