NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A person whose son accidentally detonated a homemade explosive at a college in western Michigan was sentenced on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to 4 years in jail.
David Saylor Sr. didn’t have a direct position within the incident that day, although he “may have turned a blind eye to his son’s actions creating these devices,” protection lawyer James Scozzari stated in a courtroom submitting.
In March, Saylor’s son introduced a home made explosive to Newaygo High School and by chance detonated it, injuring himself and others. The teen misplaced each thumbs.
Authorities subsequently searched Saylor’s dwelling and filed federal costs. He pleaded responsible to possession of a pipe bomb and a stolen gun.
U.S. District Judge Janet Neff acknowledged that Saylor could be a tough employee who helps his prolonged household, MLive.com reported.
“But I don’t think it mitigates this kind of behavior that led to the explosion in this case,” Neff stated. “In a classroom. A public school classroom.”
Saylor admitted that he and his son designed and made explosives for 2 years.
He was lucky that “nothing worse has happened in the course of his hobby of blowing things up,” the choose stated.
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