Man sentenced for trying to bomb gas line
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A Konawa man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for trying to bomb a natural gas pipeline near Okemah.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma says 41-year-old Daniel Wells Herriman was sentenced Wednesday to 63 months in prison after being convicted in May of attempting to destroy or damage property.
Defense attorneys had argued Herriman was legally insane.
Herriman was arrested Aug. 12, 2011, two days after the FBI said a homemade bomb was found at the Enerfin Resources gas pipeline substation. The bomb was found by a pipeline employee and did not explode.
The FBI says Herriman was arrested after calling the Seminole County Sheriff's Office and said he had placed a bomb on the pipeline and wanted to surrender.
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