Prosecutors: Harpham photographed self at parade
Thursday, July 21, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say the man charged with planting a bomb at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane took photos of himself along the parade route.
Prosecutors revealed in court Thursday that 37-year-old Kevin Harpham also took pictures of young black children gathering for the Jan. 17 march and of a Jewish man who was wearing a yarmulke.
The Spokesman-Review newspaper said the hearing provided the first glimpse of evidence against Harpham. U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled in April that documents supporting the indictment and all evidence should remain secret until the trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 22.
The bomb was found and disabled before it could explode on Jan. 17. Harpham has pleaded not guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, committing a hate crime and other charges.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com