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Florida man sentenced to 3 years in prison for firebombing California Planned Parenthood clinic

apnews.com Florida man sentenced to 3 years in prison for firebombing California Planned Parenthood clinic

Prosecutors say a 21-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022.

Florida man sentenced to 3 years in prison for firebombing California Planned Parenthood clinic

A 21-year-old Florida man was sentenced Monday to three and a half years in prison for firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, federal prosecutors said.

Xavier Batten pleaded guilty in January to one felony count of possessing an unregistered destructive device and one misdemeanor count of intentionally damaging a reproductive health services facility.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney also sentenced Batten, of Brooksville, Florida, to three years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,000 in restitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Carney said Batten had committed a “cowardly crime” that showed “no empathy for women and their rights,” according to the statement. He has been in federal custody since July 2023.

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