WASHINGTON, DC (WJZ) — A Bethesda native has been sentenced to prison for making the deadly poison ricin.
Nineteen-year-old Daniel Milzman was was caught with the toxin ricin in his Georgetown University dorm room earlier this year.
WJZ‘s Tracey Leong has reaction on his sentencing.
The former Georgetown University student pleaded guilty in September and on Monday was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
But since he already served seven months in jail, he could be in a halfway house in a couple of months.
Milzman, of Bethesda, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington to unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin.
According to court records, Milzman told a dorm advisor in March that he has made ricing in his room.
Prosecutors said the next day, law enforcement officers found a small plastic bag containing ricin in a desk in Milzman’s room, where he said it could be found.
University officials said, fortunately, no one in McCarthy Hall experience any symptoms of ricin exposure.
In addition to his sentencing he will be under three years of supervised release, which will require him to tutor inner city kids in math and physics.
He’s also required to participate in a mental health program.
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