Serial Bomber Sentenced To 10 Years

A man responsible for a string of bombings in Grand Junction will spend the next 10 years of his life in federal prison.

Robert Burke was sentenced Friday morning for one of the five bombs he made and set to go off at the homes of his former co–workers.

Burke plead guilty to one count of destruction of a building used in interstate commerce. He is also to pay nearly $12,000 to his former employer SERCO.

A US District Judge agreed to Burke's guilty plea and sentence after hearing from several of his co–worker's who expressed the fear they felt on March 24th when three of the five bombs Burke made exploded.

Burke worked for four years in the air traffic control tower at Walker Field Airport before he was fired in 2004.


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