Central Illinois woman pleads guilty to placing pipe bomb in mailbox

URBANA - A sentencing date has been set for a central Illinois woman who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a destructive device.

U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois James Lewis says Linda Sue Curtis, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Curtis conspired with Lloyd Lockwood to possess a pipe bomb, which was placed inside a Decatur, Illinois mailbox in March 2011.  Lockwood was found guilty in August 2013, and received a 10-year prison sentence.

Curtis remains on bond, and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 9, 2015.  The maximum penalty for conspiracy to possess an unregistered destructive device is five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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