Unwritten Law Bomber Likely To Spend 240 Days In Jail

By | November 22, 2002 at 12:00 AM

A man who planted a dry-ice bomb that injured Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris will likely receive 240 days in a county jail or a private lock-up, reports the San Diego Union Tribune.

Computer programmer Martel Duvigneaud, 22, pled guilty to felony assault and possession of an explosive. Those were plea bargained from more severe charges that could have had the man serving 16 years in prison.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Frederick Maguire said he plans on giving the man 240 days of detention. The judge postponed the actual sentencing to December 12 in order to give Duvigneaud a chance to find a job that would allow him to work during the day.

A dry-ice bomb planted by Duvigneaud exploded injuring Morris, his girlfriend, a sheriff’s deputy, and a security guard in Encinitas, California on August 29. The bombing was allegedly motivated over a dispute about apartment noise.

The guitarist suffered injuries to his arms and eardrums, and the band missed four dates due to the injuries.

“What I did was wrong,” said Duvigneaud. “I know that. I’m very sorry I did it. I feel horrible about it.”

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