Man pleads guilty to firebombing a pro-life group’s office but could face reduced sentence for one shocking reason

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The violent attacks on pro-life centers, organizations, and even elderly pro-life activists continue to increase.

And in most of the cases law enforcement seems to be turning a blind eye to the assaults.

In one case a man pled guilty to firebombing a pro-life office but could face a reduced sentence for one shocking reason.

A Madison, Wisconsin man recently pleaded guilty to firebombing the office of a prominent Wisconsin pro-life group’s building last year.

Pro-abortion rallies turn violent

Hridindu Roychowdhury, 29, admitted to throwing two Molotov cocktails through the window of Wisconsin Family Action’s Madison office on May 8, 2022.

The attack came just one day after pro-abortion rallies in Madison and Milwaukee following the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion.

While one of the Molotov cocktails thrown into the office failed to ignite, the other set a bookcase on fire.

Roychowdhury also admitted to spray-painting the message “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either” on the outside of the building.

Fortunately, no one was in the office at the time, but the damage done was a violent precursor of more attacks to come.

Photos taken in the aftermath of Roychowdhury’s attack showed shattered windows, a charred part of one wall with burned books, and other items strewn about the floor.

Most observers believe the pro-abortion rallies helped fan the flames of violence and led to the attack.

“If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either”

BREAKING: Somebody vandalized and allegedly threw Molotov cocktails into Wisconsin Family Action’s — an anti-abortion rights group — Madison office, writing w/ graffiti, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”

— Alexander Shur (@AlexanderShur) May 8, 2022

Investigators finally connected Roychowdhury to the firebombing in January of 2023 after police at the state Capitol in Madison reviewed surveillance footage of another protest that was held against police brutality.

That video showed several people spray-painting graffiti on the Capitol grounds that strongly resembled the message left on the Wisconsin Family Action office.

The footage also showed two people leaving the area in a pickup truck.

Law enforcement officials were then able to track the truck to Roychowdhury’s home in Madison.

Law enforcement officials then used DNA evidence to help confirm Roychowdhury was connected to the attack, after he was identified as the suspect in March.

Taken down by a burrito

Local police officers got the DNA match after seeing the suspect throw away a half-eaten burrito into a public trash can and collected DNA from the food and other items, according to the criminal complaint.

A forensic biologist then matched DNA from the food with DNA evidence from the WFA office firebombing.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, police arrested Roychowdhury on March 28, 2023 at a Boston airport where he had booked a one-way ticket to Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Roychowdhury admitted guilt and then signed a plea deal with prosecutors just last month agreeing to a federal charge of damaging property with explosives.

U.S. District Judge William Conley approved the agreement in a recent hearing.

Roychowdhury faced a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but under the sweetheart plea deal prosecutors agreed to recommend that Judge Conley reduce the sentence because he has accepted responsibility for the crime.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February of 2024.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.