|Man found guilty of criminal charges in Super Bowl plot|
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|Thursday, 12 June 2008 12:36|
Kurt Havelock faced six counts of mailing threatening communications in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
Authorities alleged the 36-year-old Havelock bought an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition from the Scottsdale Gun Club on Jan. 30. The documents say Havelock wanted to kill people at the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in Glendale.
However, Havelock had a change of heart. He called his parents, and they persuaded him to turn himself in to Tempe police.
Havelock's father said his son was generally a good person who was being punished for momentarily snapping.
``I know what kind of kid he is. If he was a bad kid, I'd say 'you deserved what you got.' But he's not,'' Frank Havelock said. ``He needs to talk to a counselor. He doesn't need to be incarcerated.''
He told the FBI he wanted to commit the slayings in retaliation for the Tempe City Council rejecting his liquor application for a restaurant he had recently opened.
In a manifesto mailed to various media outlets, Havelock vowed to ``shed the blood of the innocent,'' according to court documents. ``No one destroys my dream,'' he wrote.