Red Deer bombmaker faces sentencing next month

A Red Deer man charged with making explosives for an unlawful purpose will be sentenced in late December.

A Red Deer man charged with making explosives for an unlawful purpose will be sentenced in late December.

Michael Toews, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the charge and will be sentenced on Dec. 29 in provincial court.

Toews was charged a few days after a homemade explosive device detonated outside a residence on the 100 block of Jordan Parkway where a woman was living. It’s believed the device was detonated sometime overnight prior to 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, RCMP said earlier.

Three men were charged in connection with the explosion in which no one was injured.

Kevin Scott Sinclair, 29, was charged with making explosives, causing an explosion and mischief. Sinclair returns to court on Friday. He remains in custody.

Christopher Sinclair, 27, of Red Deer, faces the same three charges. He is due back in court on Nov. 13.

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