Change-Of-Plea Hearing Set Over Stolen Grenade

DENVER (AP) – A federal prison employee accused of stealing and selling a “flash bang” grenade from the armory of the prison in Florence known as Supermax has reached a plea agreement.

Supermax houses some of the country’s most notorious criminals including Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee Chris “Kit” Turner was indicted in June on charges of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, theft of government property, unlawful acts related to dealings of firearms, and possession of a destructive device without federal approval. Federal court documents filed last week say Turner has reached an agreement to settle the case. He is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Dec. 20.

The case is continuing against co-defendant William Warren of Canon City.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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