Judge: No bond for suspect in bogus-bomb case - KMOV.com

Judge: No bond for suspect in bogus-bomb case

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A federal judge says an explosives-trained Army veteran is still a danger to the community and should not be freed on bond pending his trial on charges that he strapped a fake bomb to his body during a threat-filled day in suburban St. Louis that ended with a long standoff.

  
U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Wilkerson sided with prosecutors in denying bond Wednesday to Roman Otto Conaway.
  
Conaway has been jailed without bond since his September arrest after the standoff at his home in Fairview Heights, Ill.
  
He's charged with making a false threat to detonate an explosive device and a related count of influencing a federal agent by threat.
  
Conaway's public defender argued that his client isn't a threat and was on a "chemical cocktail" during the day in question.
  
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