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Coachella - Mosque 'Firebomber', 6 Years


Last updated 2/3/2016 at 10:11am

The 23-year-old Palm Desert man responsible for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a Coachella Valley mosque is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 29 to six years in prison.

Carl James Dial, pleaded guilty to arson and admitted allegations of using an explosive device and committing a hate crime.

Court records show that under his plea deal, prosecutors are expected to drop charges of burglary and violating civil rights.

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