washington state bomb plot suspect pleads guilty - car alarm remote control
SEATTLE (Reuters)-A former U. S.
Soldiers were accused of placing bombs on Martin Luther King's Parade route.
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Crime and weapons charges
Kevin Hamm, 37, pleaded guilty in the United States. S.
The district court in Spokane, Washington, a few days before he was about to stand trial, as part of his deal with prosecutors, agreed that they would qualify him as a white supremacist.
Under the plea agreement, Harpham will face imprisonment of between 27 and 32 years and will be sentenced to life court supervision once he is released.
The agreement must be reviewed and formally approved by the court before the final judgment.
On March 9, Ham was arrested at his home in Colville, Washington.
The unattended backpack bomb was found on a bench in downtown Spokane by three city workers who informed police 30 minutes before the start of the march, according to the FBI
The March of January 17 was a national holiday in honor of the murdered American civil rights leader, attended by about 2,000 people, while the city's bomb disposal unit was summoned and safely neutralised the device,
The FBI said no one was injured, but the bomb could cause serious damage or death once it exploded.
A shrapnel bomb described as an "improvised explosive device (
Improvised Explosive Device
In court documents, a steel pipe with gunpowder and a fishing heavy object coated with an anti-agent used in some rat medicine.
The bomb was manipulated and detonated remotely using the car alarm key fob.
According to the document outlining the plea agreement, a camera seized during the Harpham home search contained a deleted digital photo of the parade, including some of Harpham's own shot during the parade.
Investigators also found Harpham's racist messages and comments on the white supremacist website Pioneer News Network Forum, written in a pseudonym "Joe Snuffy.
Harpham, according to the document, "told others about his racist beliefs as a white supremacist and a white separatist . ".
Harpham, who served at the Lewis Fort army base near Tacoma, Washington, from 1996 to early 1999 as a fire --
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He acknowledged attempts to use weapons of mass destruction and "attempted to cause physical harm with explosive devices due to the actual or perceived race, color and national origin of any person ".
As part of the deal, two other charges he faced were dropped.