Tampa Neo-Nazi Gets Prison Sentence for Explosives Charge

A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a self-proclaimed neo-nazi and National Guard soldier to five years in prison for possessing explosives and bomb-making materials.

22-year-old Brandon Russell will also spend three years on supervised release.

Federal prosecutors were seeking a maximum 11 years in prison.  In May of 2017, Russell's roommate, Devon Arthurs, was arrested and charged with murdering fellow roommates Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk in the Tampa Palms apartment the four men shared.

Arthurs told detectives he killed the two neo-nazi roommates because they criticized his conversion to Islam.   Arthurs is awaiting trial in state court.

During the murder investigation,  detectives discovered in an apartment garage the explosives that belonged to Russell.

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