- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A 22-year-old Washington man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for blowing up two vehicles with explosive devices at an apartment complex.

The Columbian reports (https://bit.ly/2qKngIB ) Pedro Franco-Gonzalez was sentenced Thursday for the explosions that happened in July and October of 2016.

Court records show his intended target was a vehicle belonging to his girlfriend’s friend, with whom he was in an ongoing dispute over money and her interference in his relationship.

Nobody was injured in either incident.

Franco-Gonzalez told the judge he believes his drug use played a major role in his choices.

He pleaded guilty in April to second-degree malicious placement of explosives, second-degree malicious explosion, possession of an incendiary device and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, which includes a firearm enhancement.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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