Obama Bomb Plotter Sentenced in Attempted Carjacking Case

A Maryland man accused of plotting to kill President Barack Obama when he was a presidential candidate will serve one year in prison on a carjacking conviction.

Collin McKenzie-Gude, 20, pleaded guilty to trying to carjack a 78-year-old man the day authorities searched his home in 2008 for the evidence they used to build the bomb-making and assassination plot cases against him.

On Wednesday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge sentenced McKenzie-Gude to three years for the carjacking charge but gave him credit for the almost two years he's already spent behind bars.

At the hearing, McKenzie-Gude apologized to his family and the man, saying of all his mistakes the last two years, this was "the most disgusting and despicable behavior."

In January, a federal judge sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing bomb-making chemicals.

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