Temple-bombing trial postponed until March
RENO, Nev. (AP) – The trial for five white supremacists accused in the attempted fire-bombing of a synagogue will be postponed until next month, a federal judge decided Friday.
The trial that had been set to begin this coming Tuesday is now scheduled for March 14 in U.S. District Court in Reno.
U.S. District Judge David Hagen granted the request for the continuance for Christopher Hampton, 22, Joshua Kudlacek, 18, Scott Hudson, 23; Carl DeAmicis, 25, and Daniel McIntosh, 19.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Bogden said Friday prosecutors did not oppose the delay because DeAmicis had just recently obtained a new lawyer.
The five pleaded innocent in December to federal charges they conspired to bomb the Temple El-Manuel in southwest Reno in November.
A Moltov cocktail shattered a window but did not break through.
The most serious charge they face is use of a destructive device during a violent crime, which carries up to 30 years in prison. They also face charges of making and possession of a destructive device, bombing and aiding and abetting.
Hampton and Kudlacek are from Reno. Hudson is from Reno and Esparto, Calif. Police described DeAmicis and McIntosh as drifters who moved between Reno, Sacramento and Auburn, Calif.