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Calif. Student Is Indicted in Firebombing of SUVs

A graduate student at the California Institute of Technology with alleged connections to a radical eco-terrorist group was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of arson and conspiracy in the firebombing and vandalizing of 125 sport-utility vehicles at several Southern California auto dealerships last summer. William Jensen Cottrell, 23, was arrested last week by federal agents at the Pasadena apartment of his girlfriend, just miles from the sites of last August’s attacks. Car dealerships in West Covina, Duarte and Arcadia, and four privately owned vehicles in Monrovia — all east of Los Angeles — were targeted. Several of the vehicles were spray-painted with profanity and epithets such as “Fat, Lazy Americans” and “Greedy Little Pig.” The initials ELF, which authorities said is an acronym for the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group, were also spray-painted. The damage was estimated at $2.3 million. Full Story

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