NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A federal judge sentenced a man who firebombed a mosque in central Tennessee to 14 years in prison.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Echols sentenced 23-year-old Michael Corey Golden on Monday. Golden and two other men pleaded guilty earlier to burning the Islamic Center of Columbia last year. The city is about 40 miles south of Nashville.
Court documents showed the men painted swastikas and racial slogans on the center, then threw two homemade Molotov cocktails into it.
Prosecutors say Eric Ian Baker and Jonathan Edward Stone will be sentenced in December.