TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A federal judge is slated to hear a change-of-plea request from a 29-year-old Topeka man accused of helping another man who plotted to bomb Fort Riley last year.
The hearing is scheduled for Monday in Topeka.
Alexander E. Blair previously pleaded not guilty to charges that he helped 21-year-old John T. Booker in his plot to plant a 1,000-pound bomb at the Fort Riley military base to aid the Islamic State group. Booker has pleaded guilty and acknowledged the plot.
Authorities say Blair loaned Booker $100 for a storage space for the explosives and failed to inform law enforcement of the plot.
A federal court document says Blair has decided to change his plea because he believes the government collected enough evidence to convict him of conspiracy.