A Madera man who pleaded guilty to federal charges of arson at a Planned Parenthood clinic and vandalism of a mosque was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to five years in prison. Donny Eugene Mower, 38, also was ordered to pay more than $26,000 in restitution.
Mower pleaded guilty in October to placing signs in front of Masjid Madera – one said “Wake up America, the enemy is here” – and throwing a brick at the mosque, over three days in August 2010.
Mower also pleaded guilty to throwing a Molotov cocktail through a window at the Madera Planned Parenthood Clinic on Sept. 2, 2010. A fire caused $26,000 damage to the clinic, which closed for two days.