Kevin Harpham Pleads Guilty, Admitting Racial Bias Behind Attempted MLK Day Bombing

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Kevin Harpham, the man arrested for planting a bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in January, has pleaded guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempt to commit a federal hate crime.

Harpham’s plea agreement calls for a sentence of between 27 and 32 years in prison as well as a lifetime term of court supervision after he is released from prison, according to DOJ.Copies of Harpham’s plea agreement were not available on the federal court’s electronic filing system on Wednesday afternoon, and most of the documents in his case remained under seal.

Harpham said in court that it took him a month to build the bomb, according to wire reports.

Read TPM’s full coverage of the Harpham case here.

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