(SPOKANE, Wash.) — A Washington State man who pleaded guilty to planting a bomb at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade was sentenced to 32 years in prison Tuesday, despite an attempt to withdraw his guilty plea moments before sentencing.
Authorities say Kevin Harpham, 37, planted a bomb almost a year ago, setting it to blast shrapnel onto parade marchers, but it was discovered before it could be triggered.
Harpham has extensive ties to white supremacists.
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