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False. The jury convicted the Hammonds under section 844. The section which I linked.
The jury ruled that while the fires were intentionally set, they weren't set with the intent of causing damage or harm.
The Ninth Circuit summarized part of the trial evidence as follows: Although the Hammonds claimed that the fire was designed to burn off invasive species on their property, a teenage relative of theirs testified that Steven had instructed him to drop lit matches on the ground so as to “light up the whole country on fire.” And the teenager did just that.
A jury convicted the Hammonds of the Section 844 charge, acquitted them on other charges, and failed to reach a verdict on additional charges.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Vector99
The extended sentencing pursued is in compliance with acts of terrorism
Arson on federal lands carries a minimum sentence of 5 years. No extended sentence was applied. Nor was terrorism charged.