Galway man charged in ‘death ray’ case

ALBANY – Federal authorities said Friday a Galway man – who was arrested in June for allegedly trying to build a “death ray” in a plot to kill opponents of Israel – was indicted on three felony counts.

Glendon S. Crawford, 49, of 171 Hinds Road, Galway, was charged Thursday with attempting to produce and use a radiological dispersal device, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.

Crawford’s arraignment on the indictment -which was filed in U.S. District Court in Albany on Thursday – is scheduled to take place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Albany.

In June, authorities said Crawford and Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson wanted to kill “enemies of Israel” with doses of X-ray radiation fired from a mobile device.

Crawford, who authorities said worked as an industrial mechanic for the General Electric Co., and Feight were charged by federal authorities in June with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Authorities said charges against Feight on a criminal complaint remain pending.