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A pro-abortion extremist caught by police with the help of DNA lifted off a half-eaten burrito is set to plead guilty to the Mother's Day firebombing of a pro-life facility in May 2022.
Biochemist Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury filed a signed plea agreement Monday in the Western District of Wisconsin indicating he will plead guilty to a federal charge of damaging the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison with explosives, reported the Associated Press.
Although the extremist faces up to 20 years in jail, prosecutors have agreed to recommend the judge cut Roychowdhury's sentence down on account of his supposed acceptance of responsibility.
What's the background?
Roughly one week after a draft ruling by the Supreme Court overturning Roe was leaked to the public, pro-abortion extremists firebombed and vandalized the WFA office near Dane County Regional Airport, leaving behind graffiti that read, "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
The same threat has been used in multiple other attacks associated with the pro-abortion group Jane's Revenge.
The numbers "1312" were also spray-painted at the scene, which is a common representation of "ACAB," meaning "All cops are bastards."
Blaze News previously reported that police found a broken glass jar with its lid burned black near a disposable lighter at the scene. Officers found a second glass jar at the WFA office with the lid on and a singed blue cloth tucked into the top. The second jar was still full of a "clear fluid that smelled like an accelerant."
Fortunately, no one was inside the office at the time of the firebombing.
On the day of the attack, Jane's Revenge posted images of the crime scene to its website, threatening to "adopt increasingly extreme tactics to maintain freedom over our own bodies."
"This was only a warning. Next time the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. Medical imperialism will not face a passive enemy," wrote the pro-abortion outfit. "Wisconsin is the first flashpoint, but we are all over the US, and we will issue no further warnings."
Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling said in a statement following the attack, "Apparently, the tolerance that the left demands is truly a one-way street. Violence has become their answer to everything."
A burrito and a bomber
The DOJ indicated that law enforcement collected DNA from the scene of the attack. However, their bomber was not in the DOJ's genetic database.
Investigators found a different kind of match in January. Police studying surveillance footage of a leftist protest noticed anti-cop graffiti that resembled the writing left outside the WFA office. The footage linked the graffiti to two individuals who left the protest in a white truck. This connection put police onto the heels of Roychowdhury.
Police observed their new suspect dispose of food in a publish trash can on March 1. Figuring Roychowdhury to have had a hand in the bombing, officers recovered a half-eaten burrito from the trash can along with the suspect's DNA.
A forensic biologist concluded on March 17 that his DNA was a match to that found at the crime scene.
Roychowdhury evidently didn't want to wait around for the other shoe to drop.
According to the DOJ, the suspected bomber traveled from Madison to Portland, Maine, then bought a one-way ticket to Guatemala City. Law enforcement nabbed him at Boston Logan International Airport on March 27 before he could flee the country.
"According to the complaint, Mr. Roychowdhury used an incendiary device in violation of federal law in connection with his efforts to terrorize and intimidate a private organization," Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division said following the arrest.
Prosecutors indicated that a search of Roychowdhury's garage turned up multiple Molotov cocktails similar to those used in the attack, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.
The criminal complaint suggests two other people were present when the firebombing took place and "at least one other person traveled to the location of (Wisconsin Family Action) and brought the Molotov cocktails and spray paint."
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Madison told the State Journal there was an "ongoing investigation" into the firebombing and prosecutors could not comment on "the identity of any other individual involved in this offense."
Roychowdhury is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 1. He faces a minimum of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
The Associated Press indicated neither of Roychowdhury's attorneys responded immediately to requests for comment.
The attack on the WFA office was one of hundreds of terroristic attacks that targeted pro-life organizations and individuals around the time of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2022 overruling of Roe v. Wade. Many of these attacks have gone unpunished.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.