Jury convicts white supremacist in weapons trial

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A federal jury in Jackson convicted a white supremacist in a domestic terrorism case.

Demetrius "Van" Crocker was found guilty yesterday on all five counts for attempting to acquire nerve gas and explosives to use against government buildings. The jury took less than an hour to reach its verdict after the four-day trial.

Prosecutors said Crocker could have caused all sorts of destruction in the US.

Crocker is a 40-year-old divorced father of two children from Mc-Kenzie, who worked as a farm hand. He will be sentenced July 13th and could get a life prison term.

During the trial, jurors heard several hours of taped conversations between Crocker and an undercover FBI agent talking about acquiring stolen ingredients to make Sarin, a deadly nerve gas, from an arsenal in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Crocker did not testify.

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