Skip to comments.Firebomb maker gets 7 years for 2001 UW arson (Justin Solondz)
Posted on 03/16/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT by jazusamo
Justin Solondz, 32, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison for his role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture. Damage in the fire was estimated at more than $6 million.
Solondz pleaded guilty in December to charges of conspiracy and arson under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, who agreed to recommend the seven-year prison sentence. The defense also sought a seven-year term.
A former student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Solondz was arrested last July 6 in Chicago after his expulsion from China, where he had been serving a prison term for selling drugs.
Solondz was a member of a cell of radical environmentalists known as The Family, who are believed to have participated in a string of arsons and other sabotage that caused $80 million in damage in Washington, Oregon, California and Colorado.
Prosecutors said that Solondz built a firebomb in a clean room behind a home in Olympia, transported it to Seattle and served as the getaway driver the night of the arson.
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Justin Solondz should have received life in prison with no chance of parole. He will get out in three years for good behavior ready to organize even worse activities.
Dang! If he were three years older, Biden would have been kicked off the ticket.
You’re correct, he should have gotten life or at least 25 years. This is a fed sentence so he’ll do 85 to 90% of it, at least 6 years but that isn’t near enough.
At least life. When I was this kid’s age ya damn near got the chair if you were convicted of arson.