Sentencing in Assassination Plot Case Postponed

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    Colin McKenzie-Gude, 18, was arrested after police found bombmaking material and weapons in his home.

    The sentencing of a former Bethesda, Md., honors student for possessing bomb-making chemicals has been postponed a week.

    Collin McKenzie-Gude, 20, pleaded guilty in September. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte rescheduled the sentencing for Jan. 14 and 15 after he ruled a key government witness, McKenzie-Gude's former friend, Patrick
    Yevsukov, must be required to testify, as the defense wants.

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    New details in the case of Collin McKenzie Gude, arrested for stockpiling an arsenal in an alleged plot to kill the president.

    The judge said Yevsukov has already been granted immunity for his statements.

    Authorities found assault weapons, armor-piercing bullets and more than 50 pounds of chemicals in McKenzie-Gude's bedroom in July 2008. They also said he had a fake CIA badge and a map of Camp David with markings for the presidential motorcade route.

    McKenzie-Gude's attorney has said his client was fascinated with explosives but never intended to hurt anyone.

    The government said he assembled the arsenal to stop a presidential motorcade to Camp David and take a shot at President Barack Obama with a long-range rifle.

    Yevsukov's lawyer said his client distanced himself from McKenzie-Gude when he became uncomfortable with the plan. McKenzie-Gude's lawyer questioned Yevsukov's credibility, denying the plot or even the existence of the map to Camp David.