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Calif. man gets 30 years for bomb-laden home

An unemployed software consultant who stockpiled explosive materials in his suburban San Diego-area home has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An unemployed software consultant who stockpiled explosive materials in his suburban San Diego-area home has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

George Jakubec looked frail and said nothing during Monday's hearing.

Authorities found quantities of highly unstable chemicals along with grenade parts in his Escondido home after a gardener was injured in a blast last November. Authorities later burned the home because it was too dangerous to clean up.

However, prosecutors say they found no evidence that the 55-year-old Jakubec was a terrorist.

His attorney said Jakubec's life took a wrong turn after years of successful, well-paid work.

Jakubec pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm under a plea deal. Explosives and bank robbery charges were dropped.