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Man Who Fired Into Meriden Mosque After Paris Attacks Pleads Guilty

Man Who Fired Into Meriden Mosque After Paris Attacks Pleads Guilty

HARTFORD — Ted Hakey Jr., who fired four shots into an unoccupied mosque next door to his Meriden home after the Paris terrorist attacks in November, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to intentional destruction of religious property, a federal hate crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 10 before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea, who accepted Hakey's guilty plea Thursday afternoon. The crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, but under federal sentencing guidelines, Hakey's sentence will likely be in the range of 8 to 14 months in prison.

As part of his plea agreement, Hakey must pay $5,130 in restitution for the damage he caused to the mosque and...

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