Criminal Law

A Third Man Has Been Arrested in Firebombing of Planned Parenthood in California Last Year

A third man has been arrested on federal charges related to the firebombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southern California last year, authorities said Monday.

Xavier Batten, 21, was arrested Friday in Florida and has been ordered to be detained pending trial, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a statement. His attorney, Sylvia Irvin, did not immediately respond Monday to an emailed request for comment on her client’s behalf.

Two other defendants who were arrested last month pleaded not guilty in federal court in California on Monday, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office. A trial for Tibet Ergul, 21, of Irvine, and Chance Brannon, 23, of San Juan Capistrano, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, was scheduled for September 5, Mrozek said.

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