We have an update on the Ethan Stables court case.
We’ve kept you up to date on the situation revolving around Ethan Stables.
20-year-old Stables was arrested outside of an LGBTQ pub in Barrow, Cumbria, United Kingdom in June of 2017.
Police suspected Stables of plotting an act of terrorism after he posted in a Neo-Nazi Facebook group that he was going to “walk in with a fucking machete and slaughter every single one of the gay bastards.”
Police then arrested Stables outside of the pub around 10pm as he was finishing reconnaissance on the building. They then later found a machete, some sort of explosive, and Nazi regalia at his home.
During trial however, Stable’s defense for his acts was that he was raised by hateful parents. Not only that, but he claims to have had sexual experiences with another man. He says he's blocked those feelings out because of his parents.
“I am disgusted and ashamed at myself for what I said. I just wish I could turn the clock back. I’m sorry.”
Stables’s gay uncle/godfather even testified to say that Stables was kind-hearted but troubled.
“I felt he did go off on paranoid fantasies. He would get very fixated on certain ideas,” he said.
“On one level it seemed totally bizarre (when he was arrested) but on another level we had all been waiting for something to happen.”
Unfortunately, that defense wasn’t enough to save him as Stables has now been found guilty of terrorism and plans to kill.
He’ll be sentenced later in the week.