Ohio 'incel' who plotted to kill women at college is sentenced to 6 years in prison

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An Ohio man who described himself as an “incel” and plotted to kill women at a university was sentenced to over six years in prison Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

Tres Genco, 24, wrote that he was wanted to kill women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge,” the U.S. attorney’s office in Cincinnati said, and he had previously bought a bulletproof vest and a skull mask, a rifle and handgun magazines.

No one was hurt and the plan was never carried out. Genco was arrested in 2021 and pleaded guilty in October 2022 to one count of attempting to commit a hate crime.

A judge on Thursday sentenced Genco to six years and eight months in prison, although he has been in custody for almost three years after his arrest in July 2021.