TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The last defendant in a 2001 ecoterror arson at the University of Washington was sentenced Friday in federal court to four years in prison.
With credit for time served, 36-year-old Briana Waters of Oakland, Calif., will return for 11 months.
She pleaded guilty in Tacoma to arson and related charges in a plea deal. A jury convicted her in 2008, but that verdict was overturned on appeal.
Three other defendants were convicted and a fourth killed himself in jail.
The fire at the UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle caused $6 million in damage. Members of the Earth Liberation Front mistakenly thought a researcher was genetically altering poplar trees.
The firebombs were built at Waters’ home in Olympia where she was a student at The Evergreen State College.
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