A Maryland tunnel digger faces murder, slaying charges post his charges for digging the secret of the tunnel network as he anticipated that it would save him from the missile program of North Korea as per his lawyer.
Months after the nuclear weapons tests conducted by the secluded nation last year, 27 year old Daniel Beckwitt started construction on an underground dugout in order to shield himself against a likely intercontinental ballistic missile attack at his property located at Bethesda.
The block housed complex situation was backed by “rising international tensions” between the two countries United States and North Korea, said the lawyer while the Kim Jong Un regime started with the missile testing process with the possibilities of reaching the East Coast.
“There was nothing nefarious about his building of the tunnels,” said Beckwitt’s attorney, Robert Bonsib, on Thursday. “They were just a product of his world view.”
The formidable project howbeit, drove towards the demise of a 21 year old Askia Khafra in later September after Beckwitt kept him to work to assist in the digging of the subterranean network of tunnels as per the charging documents provided by the Washington post.
“My client is a very intelligent individual,” -said Bonsib. “He just marches to the beat of his own drum. That’s one of the wonderful things about this country. You can do that.”
Beckwitt made attempts to defend Khafra, said Bonsib, however, he did not succeed. Khafra die due to inhaling too much smoke and several burns- said the officials.
On Friday the authorities arrested Beckwitt in Burke, Va and accused him off second degree murder and a knee-jerk killing in Khafra’s death. He was deported back to Montgomery County. On Thursday he appeared in the court and was ordered held on a cash bond of $100,000.