Plano Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Pipeline Bombing On Eve Of Trial
PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The strange and twisted federal case of a Plano man who tried to blow up a natural gas main may finally be coming to an end.
The series of events that involve Anson Chi of Plano make a confusing script. Arrested after a home-made bomb went off in his face, Chi pleaded guilty, withdrew the plea, fired his defense team, picked a Federal jury…then pleaded guilty again last night.
Former East Texas U-S Attorney Matthew Orwig calls him a one-man series of explosions.
While the first plea deal capped the possible sentence at 22-years, this latest deal could send Chi away for a much longer time. And given the bizarre behavior Chi has demonstrated over recent months, Orwig wouldn’t be surprised if that happened.
In June 2012 Plano Police found him bloody and covered in a sheet in a residential neighborhood between Coit Road and Independence Parkway after a bomb he attempted to plant on a gas main blew up before he planned it to, seriously injuring his eyes, arms and hands in the process.
Chi was later indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in July 2012 for possession of an unregistered firearm.
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