Virginia: Richlands man pleads guilty to possessing and manufacturing explosive device

According to a press release, a Richlands man, who appeared at a health clinic in June 2020 with severe injuries to his hands and fingers, has pled guilty to charges of possessing and manufacturing an unregistered explosive device.

The dept. of Justice release identified Cole Carini, 24. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 13, 2021. At sentencing, Carini faces up to ten years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents, on June 3, 2020, Carini went to a health clinic in Richlands suffering from extensive injuries to his hands, and shrapnel wounds to his neck and throat. The releases stated that Carini told officers at the hospital his injuries were caused by a lawn mower accident.

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Source: WCYB 5 News