Trial delayed until Aug. 22
Friday, May 20, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The federal trial of a man charged with planting a bomb along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane will be delayed for nearly three months.
U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush set a new trial date of Aug. 22 for Kevin Harpham (hahr'-pum) because of delays in processing evidence. The trial was originally to start on May 31.
Quackenbush said Friday this would be the last delay he would grant.
Harpham, who has extensive ties to white supremacist groups, has pleaded not guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, committing a hate crime and other charges.
The bomb was disabled before it could explode.