Who was Nicholas John Proffitt ? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death

Nicholas John Proffitt  Wiki – Nicholas John Proffitt  Biography

 A man, who set a fire that destroyed an Islamic center in southeastern Missouri two years ago, has pleaded guilty to hate crimes and arson, the Associated Press reported citing the US Department of Justice on Tuesday.

Nicholas John Proffitt, 44, pleaded guilty in the Cape Girardeau Islamic Center arson case on April 24, 2020, which was the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was the second time he had attacked the building.

Nicholas John Proffitt  Age

Nicholas John Proffitt  was 44 years old.

Nicholas John Proffitt   Cause of Death

Security video showed Proffitt breaking the building’s glass window and throwing two containers inside. He then entered the building, dumped the contents of two gallon-sized containers in the lobby and hallway, and lit the fire.

About a dozen people were inside at the time but escaped unharmed. The fire rendered the building unfit for use. Proffitt admitted that he set the fire because of the religious nature of the building, prosecutors said. His attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Proffitt faces up to 20 years in prison for damage to religious property and a mandatory minimum of 10 years, consecutive to any other sentence, for using fire to commit a federal crime. He could also be fined up to $250,000 for each charge.

Sentencing is set for May 22. In 2009, Proffitt pleaded guilty to state charges for throwing rocks that damaged the mosque itself and a vehicle in the parking lot. He was sentenced to three years in prison for that incident.

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