Michael Turney Gets 10 Years for Bomb Possession; Stepdad of Missing Girl Planned to Attack Local Union

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Michael Turney

Michael Turney, the stepfather of a girl missing since 2001, was sentenced today to 10 years in a federal prison for possessing a large cache of fully functional, homemade bombs.

He pleaded guilty back in April.

Federal agents who raided Turney's home at 17218 North 34th Street in December of 2008 were shocked to find more working bombs then they'd ever seen before. They found three fire-bombs and 26 pipe bombs fitted with steel shot to enhance the shrapnel. The guy also had plenty of handguns and rifles, plus silencers and a ballistic vest.

Turney had an "operational plan" to attack the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' union hall by driving an explosives-laden van into the building, then shooting any survivors who came out the front door, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona.

Agents evacuated homes around Turney's neighborhood after finding the cache of weapons, which could easily have destroyed Turney's home.

"The cache of dangerous
weapons found in Turney's house were not for decoration-they put hundreds of
Arizonans at risk," said Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of
Arizona, in the written

release
. "Turney was living in a
world of delusion, was
armed to
the max with live bombs and ammunition and had formulated a plan to harm
Arizonans.  I commend the prosecutors and investigators for removing this
dangerous individual from our community."

Turney's stepdaughter, Alissa, a Paradise Valley High School student, disappeared in 2001.

Investigators have said in the past that Turney isn't a suspect in the girl's case. But police quoted in a recent East Valley Tribune story about the case think he knows something -- or may have even killed and buried her.

Clearly, the guy's capable of murder.


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Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

I've Had Enough
I've Had Enough

Great job, Feds ! ! ! You collar and put away a man who "potentially" may have harmed Arizonans but you haven't done shit with Arpaio and his henchmen. Arpaio and co., HAVE mis-appropriated millions, harmed more Arizonans and more Arizonans have DIED in Apraio's jails than this Turney dude has while you Feds sit and watch. You must be so proud . . .

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