RELIGION

Jury weighs accounts of anti-Muslim hatred, entrapment by federal agents in X-ray weapon case

Jurors are deliberating on whether an upstate New York man actually plotted to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device or was just a big talker unhappy with American political and social trends and led along by the FBI.

Industrial mechanic Glendon Scott Crawford could face 25 years to life in prison. He's accused of attempting to produce a deadly radiological device, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and distributing information about weapons of mass destruction.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Belliss says the 49-year-old Crawford sought support for the device from a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, who was an FBI informant.

Defense attorney Kevin Luibrand says federal agents provided the device, not the Navy veteran and family man with no criminal history.