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Man gets 24 years in prison for burning down mosque

Marq Vincent Perez, a 26 old man from Texas, was sentenced to 24 years and six months in prison, for burning down a mosque in Victoria, Texas.

The convict was said to have destroyed Victoria Islamic Center on January 28, 2017.

Prosecutors have said Perez was driven by “rabid hatred” of Muslims.

He was convicted by a jury in July of federal arson, explosives and hate crimes charges, for which he could have faced as much as 40 years in federal prison.

Testimony from his accomplice, a 17-year-old identified only as K.R., was crucial to the conviction, local media reported.
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