Indiana man convicted of 5 felonies in attempted bombing

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A Muncie man accused of planting an explosive device in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend has been convicted of five felony charges.

A Delaware County jury convicted 39-year-old Lionel Ray Mackey Jr. on Thursday night of possession of a destructive device or explosive, attempted aggravated battery, intimidation, criminal recklessness and conspiracy to compel perjury.

But The Star Press reports jurors were deadlocked on an attempted murder charge that was the most serious charge Mackey had faced.

Prosecutors say they plan to bring Mackey to trial again on the attempted murder charge. That count alleges that he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in December 2016 with a bomb left at her Muncie home after she ended their relationship.

That incident prompted a partial evacuation of the central Indiana city’s downtown.

Information from: The Star Press

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