"Pizzagate" DC shooter pleads guilty to weapons-related charges

ALTERNATE CROP OF NY108

Edgar Madison Welch, who fired a gun inside a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant in December while investigating a conspiracy theory, pleaded guilty this morning to two charges, including interstate transport of a firearm and assault with a unsafe weapon.

Months after a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton's involvement in a child trafficking ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizzeria blew up from a very fake news story to a real-life shooting, fringe right-wing media outlet Infowars is apologizing for its role in spreading the completely false narrative.

Authorities say Welch fired multiple shots inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant December 4, after driving from North Carolina to investigate a conspiracy theory about Democrats harbouring child sex slaves.

Google's next Android version's feature released in the new leaks
Known as " Android O ", the new software will prioritise improving your phone's battery life as well as general performance. The change should allow users more fine-grained control over each type of notification originating from an app.

The 28-year-old on Friday pleaded guilty to the federal charge of interstate transport of firearms and a local charge of assault with a unsafe weapon, ABC News reported. Prosecutors agreed to drop a District charge of possessing a firearm while committing a crime of violence, which carried a 15-year maximum penalty.

Welch faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in June. Welch read the fake news on non-credible websites and watched YouTube videos that spread the fake story, according to the plea agreement.

In December, Welch showed up to Comet Ping Pong on a Sunday afternoon armed with a AR-15 assault rifle and revolver and fired multiple times following a panicked evacuation by workers and customers.

Both Parties Prepare for Gorsuch Hearing Battle
President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch at a prime-time news conference on January 31. Blumenthal says he has some tough questions for Gorsuch, and that there is a very high bar for this Supreme Court nominee.

During his drive to the pizzeria, Welch recorded video of himself saying he might not return home as a result of the violent confrontation he planned to engage in, court documents said.

"Upon arriving at the restaurant, Welch parked his vehicle and armed himself". An employee who was outside said that he heard three loud bangs, and that when he came inside Welch pointed the rifle at him, an allegation that Welch denied.

U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji B. Jackson told Welch that with a felony conviction, he would no longer be allowed to own a firearm.

Syrian reports claim Israeli aircraft struck vehicle near border, killing driver
That conflict included rocket strikes inside Israel and an Israeli air and ground offensive in Lebanon. A subsequent Israeli airstrike destroyed a vehicle carrying four militants, Lerner said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in opener
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:03
Scotland's Russell Knox was a 3 and 2 victor over American Bill Haas while Gary Woodland beat Emiliano Grillo 3 and 2. Spieth, at a course he knows well from his spell at the University of Texas, did not lead at any point in the match.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Public Hearing For Proposal To Legalize Pot For Recreational Use
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:01
The Marijuana Policy Project reports eight states have enacted laws regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use. Bruce Rauner, told Chicagoist via email that "the two bills are now under review" by the governor's office.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Didi Gregorius will miss Yankees opener, likely more time
Mar 23, 2017 - 01:46
NY could slide Starlin Castro over to shortstop, or use Ronald Torreyes or Tyler Wade to fill in while Gregorius is on the shelf. Gregorius is among a handful of major-league players to leave their WBC team because of injuries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trade protectionism worry drags on stocks, dollar at six-week low
Mar 22, 2017 - 00:46
Coming up on the global data schedule we have United Kingdom inflation numbers, Canadian retail sales and the USA trade balance. The South African rand has gained 4.0 percent since then to a near 1-1/2-year high while the Brazilian real rose 3.2 percent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top French candidates face off in first debate
Mar 22, 2017 - 00:45
Most people considered Macron had the most to lose from the live debate given his rise in the polls and volatility of his voters. The trained lawyer has worked hard to purge the National Front of the anti-Semitism and overt racism bequeathed by her father.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber president Jeff Jones quits
Mar 22, 2017 - 00:44
She said there's an "absolute commitment that the findings will be made public and that they will inform all the actions". Earlier in March, Kalanick admitted he had to "grow up" after a heated argument with a driver was caught on video .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syrian Forces Retake Damascus Areas from Militants
Mar 21, 2017 - 00:56
Government representatives and opposition figures are set to meet for a fourth round of negotiations on March 23 in Switzerland. After a crackdown, the uprising became an all-out war that has drawn in world powers on almost all sides.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Article 50 to be triggered on 29 March
Mar 21, 2017 - 00:55
The European Parliament also wants a say, and will have to approve the final deal between Britain and the bloc. The remaining 27 leaders are also expected to call an extraordinary summit within four to six weeks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Drake hints at J-Lo romance in new songs on "More Life"
Mar 21, 2017 - 00:53
He also attended two of her Las Vegas residency shows, and she revealed that they worked together, while being interviewed at the Grammys.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:51
Tillerson is also in Beijing to iron out the details of a tentative Florida summit in April between Trump and China's President. The Trump administration is crafting a new arms package for the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:50
Beauty and the Beast is presently one of the most successfully running films at the theatres which have come up with good reviews. Disney has proven once more that audiences have a thirst for live-action remakes of its animated classics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkish Foreign Minister Calls on European Union to Implement Visa Liberalization Deal
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:48
It's a move his political opponents and many analysts see as a bald attempt at formalizing authoritarian rule in Turkey . But his rhetoric has raised questions about the continuation of Turkey's half-century bid to join the EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Netflix button proves hit with binge watchers
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:46
This week, some more users mentioned on Twitter having spotted a "skip-intro" button while watching Netflix. So far there's been a lot of positive reactions to the new Netflix feature on social media.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The best of Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:07
It's not hard to see why Duke was voted the No.1 team in the preseason AP Top 25, receiving 58 of a possible 65 first-place votes. Kansas, Duke and Villanova are around 13,000 with Florida and MI - who are not top seeds - coming in at around 11,000 mentions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:04
At one point, the rebels controlled much of the city, but government forces gradually regained control. Al-Wair, on the western outskirts, is the last rebel-held district.