JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville felon is facing charges after authorities say he tried to assassinate a federal judge in June.
The U.S. Attorney's Office released a 25-count indictment Monday that charges 24-year-old Aaron Markus Richardson with attempted murder of a U.S. district judge and possession of a stolen rifle by a felon. He faces a possible life sentence if convicted.
Authorities say Richardson was armed with a stolen Savage Arms .30-06 rifle in the early morning hours of June 22 when fired several shots at the home of Judge Timothy J. Corrigan, who had just returned home from a wedding with his wife. The bullets missed Corrigan, but he was injured by breaking glass.
Corrigan previously convicted and sentenced Richardson for attempting to make an incendiary device in a 2008 case.