Man Admits Bomb Plot

A man from Clay County, West Virginia admitted Tuesday he tried to blow up a sheriff's deputy with a bomb.

Samuel Murphey pleaded guilty to federal bomb charges related to the 2005 plot.

The bomb never hit its intended target, instead it exploded in a wooded area of Clay County, wounding a man who was collecting cans.
The State Fire Marshal says the bomb was intended to maim or kill a law enforcement officer.

Murphey will be sentenced in November.

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