Yonathan Melaku

Charged: June 21, 2011
Affiliation
None
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: January 24, 2012
Sentenced: January 09, 2013
Imprisonment
25 years
Supervised Release
10 years
Restitution
$111,215.98
Details
Yonathan Melaku
  • Age
    30
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Yonathan Melaku was behind five shootings — two at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and one shooting each at the Pentagon, a Marine Corps recruiting substation in Chantilly, Virginia, and a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, Virginia. When he was arrested near the Pentagon, he had a backpack containing ammonium nitrate.
Current Location
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  • Butner Medium I
  • butner, NC
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution