Judge reduces bond for suspected bomber

An Atlanta man accused of trying to blow up his ex-wife’s camper last year has pleaded guilty to one count of arson, Cowley County Attorney Larry Schwartz said Tuesday.

Robin F. Hood initially faced other charges, including attempted first-degree murder, for his role in the incident. However, those charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea, Schwartz said.

Court documents show that Hood placed three explosive devices made from model rocket engines on the camper before turning it over to his ex-wife, who was awarded possession of the camper after the couple’s divorce. The explosives were discovered Aug. 1, 2019, while the camper was parked in the Pecan Grove at the Winfield Fairgrounds during the Cowley County Fair.

The explosives were rigged to go off when the victim pushed a button to slide out the camper’s bedroom, but failed to ignite, according to court documents.

Attempts to reach Hood’s defense attorney, Chrystal Krier, were unsuccessful.

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Another plea bargain in Cowley County! big surprise! That’s the norm now! Why do we have courts? We might as well settle everything!

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