TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana man who admitted in court that he started a fire at an Ohio mosque now wants to withdraw his guilty plea.
Randy Linn, of St. Joe, Ind., asked to change his plea Tuesday, saying he made a mistake.
Linn told a federal judge last month that he set the fire at the mosque near Toledo because he wanted revenge for the killings of American soldiers overseas.
Linn now says in a court filing that he was in an emotional state and depressed when he pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors say Linn was armed when he broke into the mosque, poured gasoline on a prayer rug and lit it on fire.
A deal between prosecutors and Linn had called for him to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.