Bottle-Bomb Suspects Charged, Held Without Bond | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Bottle-Bomb Suspects Charged, Held Without Bond

Play associated audio

A suspect accused of setting off homemade bottle bombs at area movie theaters earlier this year has been formally indicted in Maryland.

Twenty-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell faces six counts of second-degree assault, as well as possession of a destructive device, conspiracy to use a destructive device, and reckless endangerment charges.

Prince George's County state's attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the indictment this afternoon, as well as identical charges being filed against an alleged co-conspirator, 23-year-old Michael Hollingsworth. Both men are being held without bond and also face charges in Virginia.

Joyner-Bell already faced a charge of detonation of a destructive device following an incident at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo on May 24. There were no injuries after a soda bottle filled with two different kinds of acid and metal foil exploded during a screening of the latest X-Men movie. Similar incidents occurred in neighboring jurisdictions in both Maryland and Virginia.

When Joyner-Bell was first arrested last month, his attorney felt the initial charge was too severe for the crime that his client is alleged to have committed. If convicted of all the newest charges in Prince George's County, Joyner-Bell faces a maximum sentence of up to 25 years in prison. But it's also expected that he will face charges for some of the incidents in other areas.

NPR

In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
NPR

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
WAMU 88.5

Jury Deliberating 14 Counts In McDonnell Trial

As of Tuesday afternoon, there is no word yet from the seven men and five women who are deliberating 14 separate counts against the McDonnells.
NPR

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.