After a 2013 explosion in his campus apartment, University of California, Davis postdoctoral chemist David Snyder was charged with 17 counts relating to explosives, hazardous waste, and possessing firearms on campus. He went through a preliminary hearing last year, then in September he pled no contest to the charges. His sentencing hearing was today. The judge sentenced Snyder to a total of 4 years and 4 months, with half to be spent in county jail and the other half under “mandatory supervision” by the county probation department, says Yolo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven.
Update: Snyder was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine, according to the Yolo County high profile cases web page.
Coming up: a restitution hearing on Dec. 19.