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Suspect in Oklahoma pipe bomb case ruled competent for trial

 

August 8, 2018



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of detonating a pipe bomb outside an Oklahoma military recruiting station has been found competent to stand trial.

Federal court records show the ruling was handed down Tuesday for 29-year-old Benjamin Roden. The former Air Force senior airman was indicted after a pipe bomb exploded in front of an unoccupied Air Force recruiting station near Tulsa on July 10, 2017.

A federal judge ruled that a forensic evaluation conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons indicated that Roden understands the nature of the charges he faces, including destruction of federal pr...



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