Schallenberger sentenced

SC teen gets 10 years in school attack plot:

You remember Ryan Schallenberger don’t you? He was the teen who had ammonium nitrate sent to his house so he could blow up Chesterfield High School in South Carolina.

Another part of his plan was that he would die so he could go kill Jesus.

This past week he was sentenced to 10 years at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. Schallenberger has allegedly turned his life around with the proper psychiatric treatment.

Schallenberger pleads guilty

Teen SC bomb plotter agrees to 10 years in prison:

Ryan Schallenberger has pleaded guilty to receiving and attempting to receive an explosive and attempting to damage and destroy real property by explosive. By entering into the plea it is being recommended that Schallenberger be sentenced to 10 years. He was looking at 30.

Schallenberger had ammonium nitrate delivered to his in order for him to try to blow up Chesterfield High School in South Carolina.

Psych eval say Schallenberger is competent

Mental evaluation complete for teen accused in bomb plot:

Doctors refute claims of bomb plot suspect’s insanity:

Evaluators: SC teen accused in bomb plot competent:

A second psych eval done by federal prison psychiatric staff done on 19-year-old Ryan Schallenberger says that he is competent to stand trial. Schallenberger is accused of plotting to blow up Chesterfield High School in South Carolina. Police were tipped off by his parents when a large amount of ammonium nitrate showed up at their house.

Jury selection is due to start in August.

Schallenberger to use insanity defense

Schallenberger expected to use insanity defense:

Attorneys for Ryan Schallenberger plan on using am insanity defense in their client’s bombing plot trial.

If you’ll recall Schallenberger was arrested after ordering ammonium nitrate through the mail allegedly in order to blow up Chesterfield High School in South Carolina.

I’m not surprised they’re using the insanity defense considering Schallenberger allegedly wanted to kill Jesus.

However the insanity defense rests on whether or not Schallenberger knew what he was doing was wrong and I’m not so sure he did. This is one of the few instances where I actually think that the suspect did not actually know what he was doing was wrong. As far as I can tell he made little to no effort to cover up his plot.

But again this doesn’t mean that I think he should be released back into society. He’s obviously a danger not only to himself but those around him. He definitely needs a lengthy stay in a padded room.

Schallenberger trial delayed again

Teen’s trial in school bomb case again delayed:

The trial for 18-year-old Ryan Schallenberger has been delayed once again. If you’ll recall Schallenberger was the teen who was allegedly plotting an attack on Chesterfield High School in South Carolina. The plot unraveled when his parents discovered a package of ammonium nitrate that was delivered to his house.

According to Schallenberger’s own journals he admired the Columbine killers and was jealous of all the ‘cool kids’. He also wanted to go to heaven after he committed his attack so he could kill Jesus.

The trial is being delayed once again at the request of the prosecution and the defense. The defense needs more time to confer with their client after months of psych evals requested by the prosecution.

Since Schallenberger received the ammonium nitrate through the mail this is being tried in Federal Court.

The trial is slated to start in March.

Schallenberger trial delayed

Judge delays SC teen’s trial on explosives charges:

The trial for Ryan Schallenberger has been delayed because his attorneys have requested more time to prepare for trial.

Schallenberger was the teen who ordered ammonium nitrate through the mail in order to blow up Chesterfield High school in South Carolina.

Ryan Schallenberger pleads not guilty

SC teen accused in school bomb plot pleads not guilty:

Ryan Schallenberger was in court today and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Schallenberger has a three count federal indictment against him of receiving an explosive, attempting to destroy property by explosive and possessing an unregistered destructive device.

Schallenberger allegedly plotted to set off explosives at Chesterfield High School in South Carolina. He received a delivery of the infamous fertilizer/explosive ammonium nitrate in the mail.

Schallenberger is looking at a max of 40 years in federal prison.

Schallenberger indicted

SC teen indicted on 3 federal charges in bomb plot:

Ryan Schallenberger has been indicted on three federal charges. However the most severe charge of possessing a weapon of mass destruction has been dropped. That charge could have kept Schallenberger in jail for life. The other 3 charges could keep him in jail for 40 years.

The federal grand jury indicted Schallenberger for receiving and attempting to receive an explosive, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; attempting to damage and destroy real property by explosive, which carries five to 20 years in prison; and possessing an unregistered destructive device, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars.

Schallenberger had ammonium nitrate delivered to his house in an alleged plot to attack Chesterfield High School in South Carolina.

Lawyer wants journal kept private

Lawyer: Keep private journal of SC teen accused in bomb plot:

It seems that the lawyer representing Ryan Schallenberger has finally started doing his job. He’s requested that Schallenberger’s private journal that details his plot against Chesterfield High School not to be made public.

That’s not the same as making the journal inadmissible. Attorney Michael Meetze feels that making the journal public would taint the jury pool.

Schallenberger competent?

Psychiatrist says S.C. teen accused in plot is competent:

The bizarro world proceedings of the Ryan Schallenberger case continue. Yesterday a psychiatrist for the defense says that Schallenberger is indeed competent to stand trial.

That’s right, the kid who wanted to blow up his school so he could kill Jesus is allegedly competent to stand trial.

His defense attorney is either a genius or an idiot. We’ll just have to wait and see which one he is.