Judge Gregg L. Prickett sentenced 49-year-old Rainer Reinscheid at a hearing Thursday in Santa Ana.
A judge has delayed sentencing for a day for a former California professor who set a series of fires and sent private emails describing a plan to attack his son’s high school after the teen killed himself.
A California professor who set fires at his late son’s school, a school administrator’s home and a nearby park said he was so overwhelmed with grief after his son killed himself that he wrote and did things he would not normally do.
The UC Irvine professor accused of setting a series of fires as a retaliatory measure after his teenaged son committed suicide, is expected to face an additional arson charge Thursday.
A university professor who wrote emails outlining a plan to attack a California high school wrote an additional email that described his attempts to burn the high school and the home of the assistant principal who disciplined his son shortly before the teen committed suicide.
Prosecutors allege Rainer Reinscheid was searching the Internet for information on guns, fertilizer and auto explosions before his arrest on arson charges.
UC Irvine professor Rainer Reinscheid, accused of plotting the murder of 200 high school students, has a violent past, according to a story exclusive to CBS2 and KCAL9.
Graphic emails by a UC Irvine professor describe plans for a mass murder, sexual assaults and his own death.
A University of California professor was held without bail Tuesday after prosecutors said they found evidence he plotted to kill students and administrators at a high school where his son was disciplined before committing suicide.