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Kentucky man who made Molotov cocktails gets 20 years

March 9, 2018 4:45 AM
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Prosecutors say a Kentucky man who made five Molotov cocktails to blow up a school has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.

US Attorney Russell Coleman says in a statement that 20-year-old Trey Alexander Gwathney-Law was sentenced Tuesday by US District Judge Greg N. Stivers for making and possessing illegal firearms. The statement says Gwathney-Law told an acquaintance he made the cocktails to blow up Franklin-Simpson County Middle School.

According to the plea agreement, Gwathney-Law made them in 2015 using glass bottles filled with flammable liquid. One Mountain Dew, one Sprite, and two Dr Pepper bottles had a cloth wick stuffed inside. A root beer bottle had a carbon dioxide cartridge containing explosive powder and pieces of paper that appeared to have been soaked in the liquid.


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