(SPOKANE, Wash.) -- The Department of Justice announced that Kevin William Harpham, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the placement of an explosive device at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March in Spokane, Wash on Jan. 17.
Harpham was arrested on March 9 and charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an explosive device.
On Sept. 7, Harpham pleaded guilty to two counts of a superseding indictment, and he was then charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempt to commit a federal hate crime.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March was attended by hundreds of individuals and the explosive device placed by Harpham was capable of inflicting serious injury or death to those in attendance.
The plea agreement calls for a sentence of between 27 and 32 years in prison. It is subject to the district court’s review acceptance and determination of the final sentence and also calls for a lifetime term of court supervision after Harpham is released from prison.
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