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Mon October 22, 2012
Judge Sets Prelim for Church Bomb Plot Suspect
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — An Ottawa County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for an Illinois man charged with plotting to attack dozens of churches in northeastern Oklahoma.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ellis said Monday that Special Judge William Culver scheduled a Dec. 3 hearing for 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II.
Weiler was arrested on Oct. 4 and is being held without bond on charges of threatening to use an explosive device and violating the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act.
Investigators say they found bomb-making materials in Weiler's room in a Miami motel along with a list of 48 local churches and an outline of a plan to plant bombs.
Members of Weiler's family say he has a long history of mental illness. His attorney, Andrew Meloy, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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