|Mosque arson suspect set for change of plea|
|Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:03|
The notice of the “Change of Plea and/or Status Hearing” was filed Wednesday with the court. The matter is to be heard by Judge Jack Zouhary on Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.
Linn’s Lawyer, Andrew Hart of the Federal Public Defender’s Office of the Northern District of Ohio, confirmed the hearing had been scheduled, but said “I have no comment on the whole situation” during a telephone call placed this morning.
Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., is accused of entering the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg Township and setting a fire in a prayer room of the building on Sept. 30. He was reportedly armed with a revolver at the time.
Linn was apprehended in early October and arraigned on federal hate crimes charges later that month.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in U.S. District court on Oct. 18.
If convicted, the charges could bring with them up to 30 years in prison, as well as fines topping $500,000.
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