A Corpus Christi man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Tennessee for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last September.
Correa's father and sister claim he is simply crazy and not a threat to anyone. Both said he does strange things all the time, and had no access to a bomb or any other explosive device.
Correa is now charged with, not only making the bomb threat, but also violating the civil rights of the members of that mosque. According to the indictment, while in Corpus Christi on Sept. 5, 2011, Correa used a cell phone to leave a cursing and threatening voicemail to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., saying that, among other things, on "September 11, 2011, there's going to be a bomb in the building."
Correa faces a maximum penalty of 20 years for the first count, and ten years for the second count, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 for each offense.
Correa's father and sister maintain that he is "not quite all there," and had no way of getting his hands on any form of ammunition or explosives. They cited some of the things he posts to his Facebook profile.
Still, federal authorities and the grand jury in Tennessee are taking his supposed threat seriously. The mosque, which has been the center of controversy, is still in the process of being built.
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