Friend of San Bernardino shooters admitted terror plots on Facebook before attack

Enrique Marquez Jr.
In this courtroom sketch, Enrique Marquez Jr. appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Marquez, 24, was charged Thursday with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for plotting with gunman Syed Rizwan Farook to launch attacks in 2011 and 2012 at a community college and congested freeway at rush hour that they never carried out.(AP Photo/Bill Robles)

(NBC NEWS) – Enrique Marquez Jr., the former neighbor charged with assisting the San Bernardino, California, shooters, admitted on Facebook a month before the shootings that he was involved in terrorism and might go to prison, according to federal court documents revealed Thursday.

Marquez, 24, was charged in a three-count indictment Thursday with buying the rifles used in the Dec. 2 assault — which killed 14 people at the Inland Resource Center — plotting other terrorist attacks with gunman Syed Rizwan Farook in 2011 and 2012, and negotiating a sham marriage to a distant relative of Farook’s.

Federal prosecutors said there was no evidence that Marquez took part in or knew about the resource center attack, NBC News reported. But they said he’d been plotting with Farook to carry out attacks on Riverside Community College and a Southern California freeway as early as 2011.

Federal prosecutors said there was no evidence that Marquez took part in or knew about the resource center attack. But they said he’d been plotting with Farook to carry out attacks on Riverside Community College and a Southern California freeway as early as 2011.

In an FBI affidavit accompanying the indictment, investigators said Marquez hinted at his involvement with Farook in a post on his verified Facebook account on Nov. 5 — almost a full month before the massacre.

“No one knows really knows me, I lead multiple lives and I’m wondering when its all going to collapse on M[e],” he wrote, according to the FBI.

An unidentified Facebook user engaged with Marquez, observing: “I think everyone leads multiple lives.”

To which Marquez responded:

“Involved in terrorist plots, drugs, antisocial behavior, marriage, might go to prison for fraud, etc.”

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