A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced a man to 39 years in prison for firebombing a Jewish temple and later trying to send a racist letter to the congregation. The defendant made a stiff-armed Nazi salute as the judge left the court.
Sean Gillespie, 21, was found guilty in April of three bombing-related charges for hurling a Molotov cocktail at Temple B’nai Israel. The act, which caused minor damage to a brick wall and a glass door, was captured on a security videotape.
Gillespie’s sentence was lengthened because of the racist letter he attempted to send to the temple after his conviction.