Coachella - Mosque Arsonist Sentenced


Last updated 3/1/2016 at 8:15am

Following the Dec. 11 attack on a Coachella Valley Mosque, 23-year-old Palm Desert resident, Carl James Dial, has been sentenced today to six years in state prison.

Dial pleaded guilty last month to arson after firebombing the Islamic Society and sentence- enhancing allegations of perpetrating a hate crime and using a destructive device to commit a felony.

In exchange for his admissions, prosecutors dropped charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal damage.


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