Aunt: Oklahoma church bomb plot suspect unstable


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Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 12:59 pm
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) The aunt of an Illinois man suspected of plotting to fire-bomb dozens of Oklahoma churches says her nephew is unstable and has battled mental disorders throughout his life.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is charged with planning to destroy 48 churches with Molotov cocktails.

Weiler's aunt, Joanne Meyers, told The Associated Press this week she was 'shocked' when federal agents took Weiler from the county jail, where he was awaiting trial on state charges in the alleged plot.

A federal prosecutor said Friday the government took over the case because of the nature of the attempted crime and Weiler's planned use of homemade explosives.

Weiler was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Tulsa. He has pleaded not guilty. A trial is scheduled for March 19.














 




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