A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack.
Enrique Marquez Jr. appeared in federal court in Riverside with his hands cuffed and chained to his waist as a judge accepted his plea agreement with prosecutors.
Gregory Clayborn, the father of one of those killed, opposed the plea agreement in remarks to the judge before the hearing.
“This man supplied these murderers with these weapons and he’s going to get a slap on the wrist, your honor,” Clayborn said.
U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said victims’ families will be able to speak before Marquez is sentenced.
Under the plea deal, he could face up to 25 years in prison. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Aug. 21.
In addition to providing material support to terrorists, Marquez, 25, of Riverside pleaded guilty to conspiring with one of the San Bernardino shooters in mass killing plots that were never carried out.