Thursday, January 02, 2020

He pledged loyalty to ISIS. He then taught an FBI agent how to make bombs, cops say (Miami Herald)

GANNETT's incredible shrinking St. Augustine Record newspaper managed to miss this story last year, omitting it from the print version, although it was the subject of a USDOJ press release and was covered by Jacksonville news media and the Historic City News blog, here.

By December 27, 2019 motion, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida has asked Senior District Judge Harvey Schlesinger to order a psychiatric examination of the defendant, whose mother testified in federal court in Roanoke, Virginia about his lifelong mental illnesses, and his failure to take his medication for several years.

From The Miami Herald:

He pledged loyalty to ISIS. He then taught an FBI agent how to make bombs, cops say

Romeo Xavier Langhorne
A St. Augustine man was arrested on a federal charge for helping to better arm the ISIS terrorist organization through producing and disseminating instructional explosive videos, according to a court documents. 
Romeo Xavier Langhorne, 30, is charged with providing material support or resources to terroristsas first reported by the Florida Times Union.
Under federal law, he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Law enforcement first became aware of Langhorne’s allegiance to ISIS in 2014 after a Facebook post supporting the terrorist organization, investigators say. That’s when they began monitoring his presence on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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