Man to be sentenced in bookstore arson case

5:55 PM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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The Denver Post reports that David Lawless is scheduled for sentencing in federal court Thursday. 

He faces a minimum of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to use of a destructive device during a crime of violence. 

Authorities say Lawless forced his way into a Borders bookstore and planted two crude bombs fashioned from propane tanks in June 2011. One exploded, causing little damage. 

A third propane tank device planted outside the store failed to ignite. According to a plea deal, Lawless also confessed to planting a similar device at a Denver restaurant the day before.

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