A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered a Newbury Park man to stand trial on charges he attempted to kill four police officers with a booby-trapped methamphetamine lab.
After two days of testimony from investigators, Judge Brian Back said prosecutors had provided substantial evidence to suggest Bradley Raville, 44, had rigged with explosives a shed behind his parents' Rudman Drive home. A trial date will be set July 14.
Raville faces 11 criminal charges, including four counts of attempted murder and separate counts of assault with a deadly weapon, setting a booby-trap and operating a methamphetamine lab. He faces a possible lifetime prison sentence, prosecutors said. The charges stem from the June 11 police search of the Ravilles' backyard.
Investigators said the trap consisted of a can of chemicals designed to explode when a door in the shed was opened. A detective who discovered the lab testified that he and three other investigators recognized the danger in time, and no explosion occurred.