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Albuquerque man pleads guilty to planting bomb in ex’s home

June 18, 2019 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to planting an explosive device under the bed of his former girlfriend.

Federal prosecutors say a sentencing date for 20-year-old Ethan Guillen hasn’t been set yet.

Guillen was earlier indicted for possession of an unregistered destructive device and malicious attempt to destroy property by means of fire or explosives.

Prosecutors say Guillen entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in May 2017 while she was away.

He allegedly planted an explosive device consisting of a pressure cooker with black powder, napalm and metal bolts inside.


Prosecutors say Guillen connected the device to a timer and electrical outlet and set the device to explode early the next morning.

But the device didn’t go off and the woman found the device a few days later and police were notified.