Rescheduled Court Date for Marine Accused in Pentagon Shooting

Monday, Sep 12, 2011  |  Updated 10:52 AM EDT
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Rescheduled Court Date for Marine Accused in Pentagon Shooting

Yonathon Melaku

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A plea hearing for a former Marine accused of firing shots at the Pentagon, Marine Corps museum and other military buildings has been rescheduled.

Yonathan Melaku of Alexandria was scheduled to enter a plea Monday in a Leesburg courthouse on unrelated larceny charges. A new date for the hearing has not been set.

Melaku was charged in June in federal court with a series of overnight shootings at a variety of targets in northern Virginia beginning in October. He was arrested after police spotted him in Arlington National Cemetery after dark with a backpack that included ammonium nitrate, which can be used as a bomb-making material.

That case has been on hold while he's been in jail in Loudoun County, charged in state court with a series of vehicle break-ins.

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