The man who was charged for setting a mosque in Victoria, Texas has been found guilty today. After five days of trial, jurors returned this afternoon with guilty verdicts on all counts charged against Marq Vincent Perez. The jury found Marq Vincent Perez, 26, of Victoria, was responsible for a hate crime in the burning of the Victoria Islamic Center Jan. 28, 2017, and for use of a fire to commit a felony. In addition, they found he possessed an unregistered destructive device for an incident that occurred on Jan. 15, 2017.
“Hate crimes are not only an attack on a specific victim, they threaten the cornerstone of diversity that America was built upon,” said Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner.