Suspected Meriden mosque shooter pleads guilty - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Suspected Meriden mosque shooter pleads guilty

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Ted Hackey, Jr. is accused of firing at this South Meriden mosque on Nov. 13. Ted Hackey, Jr. is accused of firing at this South Meriden mosque on Nov. 13.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A man accused of shooting at a Meriden mosque following terrorist attacks in Paris faced a judge on Thursday.

Court officials said Ted Hakey Jr. appeared in Hartford's federal court and pleaded guilty to damaging religious property.

Police said Hakey shot at the Baitul Aman Mosque in South Meriden on Nov. 13 in response to the Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.

Investigators said four bullets struck the building.

No one was inside and no one was hurt.

The punishment for Hakey's charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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