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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:49 AM

Illinois man charged in Oklahoma plot to bomb churches

Source: Associated Press

Illinois man charged in Oklahoma plot to bomb churches
Gregory Arthur Weiler II, Illinois Man, Faces Terrorism Charge In Oklahoma Bomb Plot
By TIM TALLEY 10/08/12 07:06 PM ET EDT



OKLAHOMA CITY An Illinois man with a long history of mental illness has been charged with plotting to attack dozens of churches after a hotel maintenance worker in Oklahoma spotted the makings of Molotov cocktails in a trash bin and alerted police.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 23, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been charged under a strict Oklahoma anti-terrorism law put in place after the federal building bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. The law makes terrorism hoaxes a crime as well as any effort to plan or help plan an act of terrorism.

Weiler was arrested Thursday after a worker at a motel in Miami, Okla., spotted bottles and other suspicious items in a garbage bin, according to a police affidavit.

Officers found bomb-making materials in Weiler's room along with torn bits of paper that, when assembled, contained directions for making Molotov cocktails, a list of 48 local churches, a hand-drawn map of the churches, and an outline of a plan to plant bombs.


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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #1
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Jazzgirl Oct 2012 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:52 AM

1. Insane guy with history of insanity creates insane plan.

Insane.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. That would have cause all sorts of chaos in our state!

As a side note, the city in question is pronounce "My-am-uh" not "Mi-am-ee."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. I was married in My-am-uh and divorced in Tul-sa.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. I'm not sure how

bottles in a garbage bin are considered suspicious, but to the motel worker that spotted them; Good eye !

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. maybe the criminal justice system isn't the system to deal with this guy

I'm thinking a hospital of some sort.

Weiler's parents both committed suicide, and Weiler has battled drug addiction and "a lot of mental illnesses" that led to a suicide attempt in the eighth grade, said his cousin Johnny Meyers.

Weiler has been admitted to mental hospitals multiple times, but "with his medication, he was perfectly fine and functional," Meyers said. He said family members in suburban Chicago believe Weiler must have stopped taking his medication and planned to go to Oklahoma to see him.

Meyers, whose parents cared for Weiler and his siblings, said his cousin had been out of touch for several years after leaving Illinois.

A pastor at a homeless shelter operated by a church in suburban Kansas City, Mo., said Weiler lived there for about six months within the past year.

Doug Perry said Weiler showed no violent tendencies and was active in the group's food pantry and various ministries, but he was clearly troubled. Among other things, he blamed himself for his parents' deaths, Perry said.

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