Polish Bomber Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

Published November 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Polish man who planted five bombs wounding three people was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison by a Warsaw regional court, the PAP news agency reported. 

Mariusz Socko planted the bombs in a residential quarter in eastern Warsaw between September 1998 and January 1999. 

He was detained as he joined a crowd of curious onlookers at the site of the last explosion of a pipe bomb filled with nails. 

Socko pleaded guilty to planting the bombs, claiming he wanted to "become famous." 

After the sentence was announced Socko declared he would "kill the judge and prosecutor with bombs a thousand times as strong" once he serves his jail term, PAP reported -- WARSAW (AFP)  






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