Judge Nap on Why Friend of CA Terrorists Doesn't Face More Serious Charges
The friend of the terrorist couple behind the Dec. 2 attack that left 14 dead in San Bernardino was arrested Thursday and charged on multiple counts, including conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.
The charges against Enrique Marquez are based on his role in terrorist plotting with Syed Farook in 2011 and 2012, the unlawful purchase of the two assault rifles used in the California attack and defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage with a member of Farook’s family.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Your World" that Marquez is facing up to 35 years in prison, which some in the media have said seems inadequate.
Judge Napolitano revealed what is missing from the government's 37-page affidavit - which he said is "very chilling" - is any agreement between the government and Marquez whereby he got something from them in return for speaking to them.
"He spoke to them for ten days, 12 hours a day. That is a treasure trove of information," Judge Napolitano said. "It's almost inconceivable that they didn't promise him something in return."
He said that they could have charged Marquez with conspiracy to commit mass murder, in which case he would have been facing the death penalty.
Judge Napolitano speculated that they didn't charge him with that because they had an agreement and he gave them so much information.
"It is possible that Marquez was crazy enough to talk to these guys for 12 hours a day for ten days without a lawyer and without any negotiating whatsoever," Judge Napolitano said. "If that was the case, then it is inexplicable that they charged him with these lesser crimes rather than with the more serious ones."
Read more on the charges against Marquez at FoxNews.com.