News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Enrique Marquez was denied bail during federal court appearance in connection with the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
A judge denied bail for 24 year old Enrique Marquez, the man who authorities say bought the assault rifles used in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, during his second appearance in a federal court in Riverside, California on Monday, December 21st, 2015.
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During the court hearing, the judge said Enrique Marquez did not pose a flight risk, but his conspiring to commit terrorists acts presented a danger to the community, even though they were never carried out.
Enrique Marquez is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for abandoned plots in 2011 and 2012.
Enrique Marquez is also charged with illegally buying the rifles the 2 shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, used in the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 and visa fraud stemming from his marriage to a Russian woman that prosecutors say was a sham.
Enrique Marquez is not expected to enter a plea until January 2016.
Enrique Marquez is faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.
Enrique Marquez’s court appointed attorney declined to comment to the news media.
On Friday, December 4th, 2014, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Office in Los Angeles, California announced that they “are now officially investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism.”
The terrorist attack killed 14 people and the 2 attackers were later shot and killed by authorities during a shootout hours after the terrorist attack.
Enrique Marquez was criminal charged on Thursday, December 17th, 2015.
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