[Ed. – Considering his diminutive stature maybe he expected a ‘shorter’ sentence?]
A former hippie who left a homemade bomb outside the police station in a Colorado mountain town has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after a judge ruled it was an act of terrorism even though the device never exploded.
David Ansberry pleaded guilty to leaving the device containing the unstable chemical compound HMDT, a peroxide-based compound that has been used by al Qaida terrorists, in a duffel bag outside the station in a strip mall in Nederland on October 11, 2016.
The bomb meant as retaliation for the decades-old murder of Ansberry’s friend Guy Goughner, who was fatally shot by the town marshal in 1971.
Trending: Cartoon of the Day: Looney Toons
Ansberry was spotted on surveillance video when he bought the phones he used for the device and was easily recognizable because he was only 3 feet 6 inches tall and using crutches because of the brittle bone disease he has suffered from since birth.
On the eve of his sentencing Friday, Ansberry, now 67 and in a wheelchair, argued that he never meant for the bomb to go off – but the judge didn’t buy it.