June 7, 1995 |
A man who investigators say was bent on wiping out his girlfriend's family got seven life sentences Tuesday for a wave of mail-bombings that killed five people within an hour. "I want to make sure that you never set foot in a free society again. You are an evil person," U.S. District Judge Michael Telesca told Michael Stevens, 54. Four of the life sentences must be served consecutively.
January 4, 1994 |
Michael Stevens and Earl Figley, who were arrested for a series of package bombings that killed three members of a family and two others upstate appeared in federal court in Rochester and were ordered held without bail. Scott Sammis, a federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau agent, testified in court that Figley admitted using an alias in Kentucky to buy the explosives used in the blast. Stevens, 53, and Figley, 56, are charged with transporting explosives across state lines to kill people.
January 1, 1994 |
Two men charged in a wave of fatal bombings used false birth certificates to obtain Vermont driver's licenses later used in buying dynamite, authorities said Friday. Michael T. Stevens, 53, and Earl Figley, 56, were jailed on charges of transporting across state lines explosives that were used to kill. Authorities say the pair sent bombs to relatives of Brenda Lazore Chevere, Stevens' girlfriend.
August 17, 1999 |
A federal appeals court in New York City upheld the convictions of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine of his followers. The court ruled that the radical Islamic cleric who inspired his followers to try to blow up some of New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president was fairly prosecuted under a rarely used charge from colonial days. The blind cleric was prosecuted because he sought to "solicit or persuade others to commit crimes of violence," the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said.
December 29, 1993 |
A series of bombs hidden in toolboxes exploded Tuesday in scattered parts of Upstate New York, killing at least six people and wounding several others. Authorities were hunting for a man who they said had links to all the victims. The toolboxes containing the bombs were delivered in cardboard boxes, several with the return address of "The Liberty Iron Works Co." in Erie, Pa., police said.
September 6, 1990 |
Three radical leftists have agreed to plead guilty in bombings at the U.S. Capitol and seven other places, and the government has said it will drop all charges against three other defendants. Laura J. Whitehorn, Linda S. Evans and Marilyn J. Buck are to plead guilty Friday in U.S. District Court of conspiring to set off the eight bombs, which damaged property but caused no bodily harm, according to papers filed in federal court. The Nov.