San Bernardino Shooting: New Developments On Man Who Bought Rifles

Dec. 10 2015, Updated 9:23 p.m. ET

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The connection between San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook and the individual who obtained more weapons for him, Enrique Marquez, leads Thursday's updates just more than a week after Farook's Dec. 2 massacre left 14 people dead  and 21 others injured.

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Authorities said that Marquez, more than three years ago, bought a cache of assault rifles for Farook, 28, that Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik, 29, used in the Southern California rampage. The two "were plotting an actual attack" dating back as far back as 2012, according to Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. The attack would have taken place at a location they had chosen in California, officials said, noting that they called it off after they were spooked by a series of terror-related arrests locally. The men had the same sister-in-law, records in Riverside County indicate. The 24-year-old Marquez, who hasn't been charged in the incident, talked to federal investigators after his mother's home in nearby Riverside was raided this past weekend.

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More On Marquez

Islamic Society of Corona-Norco facility manager Azmi Hasan denied that Marquez belonged to the facility, in response to a marriage license that indicated he and wed there. Hasan said that Marquez, who he had heard had converted to Islam, had only been present at the place of worship less than four times in three years. Marquez worked as a security guard, and at Wal-Mart, but has been fired from the retail giant.

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Funerals Set To Begin

Funerals were slated to commence for the 14 victims murdered in the massacre at the Inland Regional Center, beginning with Yvette Velasco on Thursday. Velasco, a 27-year-old inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, is set to be laid to rest in Covina, Calif. Her sister Erica Porteous called the recent events "a living nightmare." In the wake of the shooting Velasco's father told the family, "We ask God to give us the strength to face whatever is in store for us." Her sister said that "sometimes I don't even feel like getting up" in the week since the massacre, adding, "I still can't fully accept it."

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