Probation ordered for gun buyer in Jewish site killings

3 years 3 days 23 hours ago Thursday, January 14 2016 Jan 14, 2016 Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:08:01 PM CST January 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southern Missouri man has been sentenced to five years of probation for purchasing one of the shotguns that a white supremacist used in a deadly attack at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

Forty-nine-year-old John Mark Reidle, of Aurora, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Springfield. He previously admitted to falsely claiming he was buying the gun for himself on a federal form on April 9, 2014.

Four days later, convicted killer Frazier Glenn Miller killed three people in Overland Park, Kansas. Miller said he was targeting Jews but none of the victims were Jewish.

The Joplin Globe reports that Judge Beth Phillips said Miller took advantage of Reidle's limited intellectual ability.

Reidle will be confined at home during the first six months of his sentence.

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