A cancer-stricken Northridge man, who investigators say is still a suspect in two arson fires that destroyed a nearly completed apartment project in January, pleaded guilty Monday to four felony weapons and drugs charges.
Robert Bruce Williams, who turned 33 on Sunday, pleaded guilty before San Fernando Superior Court Judge Dana Senit Henry to single counts of possessing cocaine, cultivating marijuana, possessing a destructive device and possessing a silencer.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Kenneth Barshop said the charge of possessing a destructive device, which was brought because explosive bullets were found in Williams' home, was reduced from the original charge of possessing a destructive device near a place of habitation.
Williams, a free-lance photographer who is undergoing chemotherapy for malignant tumors in his stomach, was arrested Jan. 18 after police raided his home to look for evidence that might link him to two arson fires at a Northridge apartment construction site. The January fires caused more than $2.6 million in damage.