We’re seeing multiple media reports that Enrique Marquez, the former friend of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, will be charged today for his role in the December 2 massacre:
NBC News: Criminal charges to be filed today against neighbor of San Bernardino shooters Enrique Marquez
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) December 17, 2015
BREAKING: Feds to file charges against Enrique Marquez, friend of San Bernardino shooter https://t.co/efgAGBQPiK
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) December 17, 2015
Criminal charges expected to be filed today against Enrique Marquez, childhood friend of San Bernardino shooter, Syed Farook, via media rpts
— Beatriz Valenzuela (@BeatrizVNews) December 17, 2015
As we told you, it’s been reported that Marquez bought the rifles used in the attack and helped Farook make pipe bombs as a “hobby”:
Farook friend 'Enrique Marquez Jr.' named as buyer of rifles; Reportedly checked into mental hospital on Wed. https://t.co/xf3HvcI6dB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 6, 2015
Just a 'hobby': Enrique Marquez admits building pipe bombs with San Bernardino terrorist https://t.co/M7ApfRYSBw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 12, 2015
More on the expected charges today from NBC News:
Federal prosecutors have decided to bring criminal charges against the friend and former neighbor of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Several federal law enforcement officials tell NBC News that the first criminal charges to stem from the massacre will be brought against Enrique Marquez, a long-time friend and former neighbor of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The charges could be filed as early as Thursday.
Investigators have said Marquez bought the two assault rifles three years ago that wound up being used in the shooting.
Officials say Marquez has told them he did it as a favor, so that Farook would not have to go through a background check or be on record as the purchaser.