Partial recording not permitted as evidence in Ohio bomb plot case

Aug 6, 2012

A federal judge overseeing the case against five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio won't allow prosecutors to use a recording of what they say is a confession. U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd in Akron ruled Monday that he won't allow the partial audio tape to be played at the trial of 26-year-old Douglas L. Wright of Indianapolis.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that Wright's defense attorney argued the tape shouldn't be allowed because the FBI didn't record the entire interview. However, the judge will allow the agent who conducted the interview to testify. The five men were arrested in late April when they allegedly tried to detonate what turned out to be a dud bomb provided by an FBI undercover informant.