Monday, October 22, 2007

Man pleads guilty in Texas abortion clinic bomb case

Via the Associated Press (10/19/2007):

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Friday for attempting to use an explosive at an Austin clinic that performs abortions.

Paul Ross Evans was arrested in April after a makeshift bomb was found in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center. A bomb squad disposed of the incendiary device, which contained two pounds of nails. There were no injuries.

He pleaded guilty to attempted use of a destructive device.

Evans said that on April 24 he bought materials for the bomb at a hardware store in Lufkin and at another store in Austin. The next day, he placed the bomb in the parking lot near the women's clinic entrance and activated the timer.

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