Father of Teen Who Killed Two Officers Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges
AP - Aug 08 2007
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The father of a teenager who killed two Fairfax County police officers during a shooting spree last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal gun-law violations as part of a plea bargain.
Brian H. Kennedy, 50, of Centreville, pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with the purchase of an AK-47 assault rifle and unlawful possession of firearms by a marijuana user.
In court papers, Kennedy admitted that he regularly used marijuana and shared it with his son Michael and his son’s friends. He also admitted that he lied when he said on gun-purchase forms that he was not a drug user.
In May 2006, Michael Kennedy shot and killed two police officers in an attack on the Sully District police station. Detective Vicki Armel died at the scene. Officer Michael Garbarino died from his injuries nine days later. Michael Kennedy used his father’s guns in the shootings, according to the indictment.
As part of a plea bargain, prosecutors dropped six other charges, and agreed to seek a sentence in line with federal sentencing guidelines, which roughly call for a prison term of three to four years. Theoretically, Kennedy could face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 26.
Kennedy did not speak during Tuesday’s plea hearing and declined comment afterward.
Kennedy’s lawyer, Jonathan Shapiro, said his client “is paying a huge price for, in essence, being a smoker of marijuana and owning firearms,” according to The Washington Post. “He was in no way responsible for the deaths of the officers and he grieves for them as he does the death of his son.”
When shitheads do crap like this, they should burn his body and dispose of the ashes in a landfill, and erase his name from history. Rip up his birth certificate, strike his name from all records, like he was never born...
Sounds good to me.