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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. O’Neill
Citation:144 F. Supp. 3d 428 (W.D.N.Y. 2015)
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Defendant was charged with two crimes relating to making and possessing a destructive device in his mother’s garage. The device, which was essentially a pipe bomb, was discovered when emergency personnel were called to the garage when one of his devices exploded. It caused significant injury to the defendant’s leg and was the cause of one of them being amputated. Six additional pipe bombs were found along with materials to make the explosive devices.
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