U.S. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, the man accused of planning a deadly bombing and shooting on Fort Hood soldiers, and who yelled out the name of accused Fort Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan during a court hearing on Friday, could spend 10 years in prison and be fined $250,000 if convicted of the plot.
The AWOL soldier was charged in a Texas court on Friday on suspicion of possession of an unregistered destructive device, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was also defiant during his first court appearance and refused to stand when he was asked to.
"Nidal Hasan - Ft. Hood 2009!" Abdo said of his fellow Army comrade and Muslim charged with killing 13 people at the base nearly two years ago.
USA Today has reported that federal investigators searched Abdo's Killeen, Texas motel room and found bomb-making equipment, including six bottles of smokeless gunpowder, shotgun shells, two clocks, spools of wire, an electric drill, two pressure cookers and an article titled "How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."
That bomb-making article came from the first issue of al Qaeda's Inspire magazine, leading police to believe that Abdo, 21, was inspired by al Qaeda, according to ABC News.
Killeen police were able to arrest Abdo at a traffic stop after getting a tip from a local gun shop. He is being held in Killeen City jail.