White Supremacist Sentenced To 32 Years For Failed MLK Parade Bomb

Source: Michael Winter / USA Today

A white supremacist and Army veteran who pleaded guilty planting a rat-poison-laced pipe bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., was sentenced today to the maximum 32 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

Before the sentence was handed down, Kevin Harpham, 37, tried to withdraw his September plea to charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and of a hate crime for targeting minorities. His lawyer questioned whether the poison-laced shrapnel device met the legal definition of a bomb.

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