Wednesday, 14 September 2016

British man tries to kill Donald Trump

Michael Steven Sandford, 20 tried to kill Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential candidate in the United States.

Dailymail gathered that Michael pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien as he is British and in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function. This plea could carry a 20year sentence if he is convicted at the trial.

Stanford told the Judge at the US District Court that he tried to take a gun from a policeman to shoot someone with. He was arrested on June 18.

Sentencing guidelines call for 18 to 27 months in prison for the offenses, after credit for time served, accepting responsibility for the crime and avoiding trial, which had been set to start October 3.

 Under the plea deal, Sandford won't be able to appeal. Sandford  was examined by a psychiatrist reported that at the time of the attack he was delusional. It was reported he suffers from seizures, obsession-compulsion, anxiety and autism spectrum disorders. The family doctor stressed he was not in control of himself and needs help so he could return back to UK to be close to his family.

 Court documents showed Sandford acknowledged asking the police officer at the event if he could get Trump's autograph then lungin for the officer's 9mm handgun with both hands.

It wasn't clear if Trump recognized a threat before officers escorted Sandford out of the auditorium.
Sandford later told a federal agent that he drove from California to Las Vegas with a plan to kill Trump, and that he rented a 9mm pistol and fired 20 shots at a paper target at a Las Vegas gun range the day before. He admitted it was the first time he had ever fired a gun.

He also said he expected he would be killed during the assassination attempt, but that if he wasn't, he would make another attempt on Trump's life at a rally in Phoenix.

The plea agreement acknowledges Sandford had been in the US illegally for almost 10 months at the time of his arrest.

As a result of his plea, 'It is almost certain that he will be permanently removed ... and will not be able to return to the United States at any time in the future,' the document said.


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