KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) -- A 21-year-old man who has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he plotted to bomb a U.S. Army installation in support of the Islamic State group wants to change his plea.
John T. Booker Jr. filed a motion Wednesday in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, asking for a change-of-plea hearing. A judge has scheduled that for Jan. 12.
A message left Thursday with Booker's public defender, Kirk Redmond, wasn't immediately returned.
Booker is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to use an explosive device and attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group.
Court documents show Booker was arrested in April while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) bomb inside a van near Fort Riley, about an hour west of Topeka.