Man Accused of Reselling Murder Weapon Says He is 'Sorry' to Fox Family
Bail set at $1 million for Michael Henry
That was the one word uttered by Michael Henry, the man accused of purchasing and reselling the 9mm Beretta that Andrew Charles Thomas used to kill Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox last month.
Reporters threw a barrage of questions at Henry as he entered and exited a Plymouth Meeting court room Wednesday afternoon for his arraignment: "did you do it for drugs… did he tell you he was going to shoot a cop… what do you have to say for yourself?"
All were answered with silence, as Henry trudged, head down, to and from a Plymouth police car, wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie.
But just as he was placed back into the car to be driven away, one reporter asked if he had anything to say to the Fox family.
"Sorry," Henry said quietly.
Five minutes before, magisterial justice Francis Bernhardt, III, explained to Henry his rights, and informed him that bail was being set at $1 million. Eight Plymouth Police officers positioned themselves throughout the courtroom, in what appeared to be a sign of commitment from the department that they would see justice through to the end.
Judge Bernhardt told Henry that he is being charged with nine felony counts of the sale or transfer of firearms, nine related misdemeanors, and seven additional misdemeanor counts of making unsworn falsifications to authorities. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said Henry faces a maximum sentence of 63 years in prison.
Authorities have charged that Henry bought nine firearms within a year's time and resold them to Thomas for $500 on top of the price paid. One of the weapons was found next to Thomas' body at the crime scene and was determined to be the gun used in both Fox's killing and Thomas' suicide. Henry allegedly told authorities that Thomas said to him that he wouldn't be taken alive and "would shoot a cop," rather than go back to prison. Authorities are currently searching for the eight other weapons.
Ferman said Thomas had a history of burying firearms.
Henry is being held in county prison and is next scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. before Judge Bernhardt.