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Judge Convicts Mo. Shooting Plot Suspect

Posted: Jan 31, 2014 12:01 PM by The Associated Press

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BOLIVAR (AP) - A southwest Missouri man accused of plotting shooting attacks at a movie theater and a Walmart has been found guilty.

Polk County Prosecutor Ken Ashlock said Blaec Lammers was convicted Friday of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Judge William Roberts on Thursday threw out a charge of making a terrorist threat. Lammers agreed to allow a judge to hear the case without a jury present.

Ashlock said Lammers told authorities he originally planned to open fire on the opening-night crowd for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2" at a Bolivar theater in November 2012. He then opted for the Walmart because he could get more ammunition there.

Lammers was arrested after his mother told police she feared he was planning an attack.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 20.

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