Man pleads guilty to bombing prosecutor's office

Man pleads guilty to bombing prosecutor's office
Alan Leroy McVay.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up the Jackson County District Attorney's office so he could delay his sentencing in a burglary case.

Alan Leroy McVay entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford.

He admitted to taping a pipe bomb to a propane tank last November and throwing it at a window. The bomb never got through the window, and the propane did not explode.

The prosecution is recommending a sentence of 15 years in prison — five times what McVay was facing in the burglary case.

Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe (HOP-ee), whose office took the brunt of the blast, said outside the courtroom that at the time, investigators thought the blast may have been tied to a murder case he was prosecuting.

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