Bomb Attempt Plea

A man accused of leaving a bomb outside a police station in Nederland to avenge the killing of a fellow member of a hippie group in the 1970s is expected to plead guilty in court today.

David Michael Ansberry is expected to acknowledge that he left a powerful bomb containing arsenic outside the Nederland Police Department on Oct. 11 of last year.

Surveillance video captured him buying cellphones to trigger the explosive, but the device ultimately did not detonate.

Investigators say he was trying to avenge the 1971 killing of his friend Guy Goughnor at the hands of Renner Forbes, who was a town marshal at the time. Forbes was convicted of the killing in 1998.

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