Florissant Man Pleads Guilty to Bomb Making
MURRAY, Ky. - A Murray State University student plead guilty to four counts of second-degree wanton endangerment in a case involving bomb-making materials in his dorm room.
David Matthew Wilson of Florissant, Mo., entered the plea Monday in Calloway Circuit Court. Judge Dennis Foust sentenced the 18-year-old to 12 months in prison, which was diverted and a conditional discharge for two years.
Wilson had been charged after Murray State Police officers found a black powder mixed with ammonium nitrate, a pipe and fuse in Wilson's dorm room during a search on Jan. 31.
The Murray Ledger & Times reported that Wilson told Foust he had intended to use the explosives for removal of tree trunks and possibly other uses on a farm near his St. Louis, Mo., home.