An Idaho man with an ample amount of materials used to make bombs tired to reason with a judge, saying "I know all this looks really bad, but I wasn't trying to hurt anyone." It's not what the judge was interested in hearing.
According to The West, Joshua Finch was convinced that all of the electronics in the U.S. were going to be eliminated by an electromagnetic pulse. His idea of a remedy for this situation was gathering an assault rifle, materials used for making pipe bombs, and 100 pounds of explosives.
The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in May to charges of possession of destructive bombs, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated assault, and injury to a child in May. His girlfriend told police that he began spending hours in a shed, and that his obsessive behavior was fueled by his parents, alcohol and student loan debt. He'll spend the next 13 to 25 years in prison.
[via The West]
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