DWARF BOMBER JAILED
Tiny terrorist tried to blow up cop station
A DWARF who left a homemade bomb outside a police station has been jailed for 27 years.
David Ansberry pleaded guilty to leaving the device containing the unstable chemical HMDT – a peroxide-based compound that has been used by al-Qaeda terrorists – in a duffel bag.
The bomb was meant as retaliation for the decades-old murder of Ansberry’s friend Guy Goughner, who was fatally shot by a town marshall in Nederland, Colorado, back in 1971.
Ansberry was spotted on surveillance video when he bought the phones he used for the device and was easily recognisable because he is 3ft 6ins tall and uses crutches because of the brittle bone disease he has suffered since birth. Hoax
On the eve of his sentencing last week, Ansberry, 67, argued he never meant for the bomb to go off.
But US District Judge Christine Arguello said the device was not a hoax and dozens could have died if Ansberry been successful in his attempts to detonate it remotely using a mobile.
Ansberry’s legal team argued that he should only face up to over two years in prison – about the time he has already served since his arrest.
His defence lawyer, Abraham Hutt, said the bomb did not even damage the road after a bomb squad fired a high energy slug into it.
BANGED UP: David Ansberry