Pendragon: A Plot To Overtake Marin County

I was just reading an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a murder that took place when I was about 19 or 20 years old.  It’s a very odd story and one that anyone would remember:

Apparently a man named Mark Richards, who was a 29 year old contractor at the time, who told two young men who were working for him about his plan to take over the entire County of Marin by “blowing up the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges and install laser guns on Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais to guard his kingdom.”

He fell on hard times financially and offered the kids $5,000 to murder a man named “Richard Baldwin, 36, owner of a car restoration shop in San Rafael, by beating him in the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the chest with a chisel. He acted at the orders of his employer, Mark Richards, a 29-year-old contractor, who was also convicted of murder.”

I have googled several search terms that appeard in the very article that I am quoting here and nothing comes up–not even today’s article.  Does anyone out there have any knowledge of this?

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