The young man with mental health problems accused of plotting to shoot up a movie theater showing "Twilight" and Walmart in Bolivar has been found guilty of two felonies.
A news release from the Polk County Prosecutor's Office says Blaec Lammers could receive a sentence on one charge of five to 15 years and on the other, three years to life.
Lammers was arrested in November 2012 after his mother told authorities Blaec Lammers bought an AR-15 and another semi-automatic weapon from a Bolivar Walmart.
His plans, authorities say, were to shoot up a movie theater showing the latest "Twilight" movie. In a recorded interview with investigators played in court during an April hearing, Blaec Lammers apparently said he intended to shoot up the store — making his way to the ammunition department by the time he ran out of bullets.
Blaec Lammers had been accused of the felony charges of first-degree assault, making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action.
He was convicted of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Lammers' parents, Bill and Tricia Lammers, have said they struggled for years to find their boy help for mental health problems prior to his arrest.
They previously told the News-Leader their son has always been different. He was diagnosed with dyslexia soon after first grade. He was quiet and shy. Other children picked on him. He lettered in academics his freshman year of high school in Omaha. Two years later, he was expelled after saying he wanted to harm a teacher. He has homemade tattoos on his arms, belly and legs.
The couple said their son has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and an anti-social personality disorder. In an earlier interview, they recalled waiting for hours as hospital staffers called institutions around the state, trying to find one that had an open bed for their son.
Sentencing is set for March 20 at 1 p.m. by Polk County judge William Roberts.