California: Oakland Man Convicted Of Targeting Law Enforcement Officers With Mail Bombs

A federal jury has convicted Ross Gordon Laverty of multiple felonies in connection with mailing two explosive devices to homes in Alameda and East Palo Alto, targeting law enforcement officers with the intent to injure or kill his targets.

U.S. Attorney David Anderson and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez announced the verdict on Wednesday afternoon. Evidence presented at the trial revealed Laverty’s motive was revenge on law enforcement officers.

“A federal jury convicted Ross Laverty of mailing two bombs through United States Post Office to homes in East Palo Alto and Alameda,” Anderson said in a release. “In addition to his intended victims, Laverty put others, including postal workers and mail carriers in grave danger. The guilty verdicts are a reminder that law enforcement will investigate unlawful use of the mail, whether for the violent ends Laverty sought, or other illegal purposes.”

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Source: CBSN Bay Area