ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 18-year-old Albuquerque man has been arrested on suspicion of planting a homemade bomb under the bed of his former high school girlfriend while she was at a graduation ceremony.
The device failed to explode and was found only this week, almost two weeks after it was allegedly planted.
Ethan Guillen made his first appearance in federal court on Thursday and is scheduled for preliminary and detention hearings today. He has been charged with possessing a destructive device not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. He is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico.
The victim, identified in court records as M.C., found a pressure cooker under her bed on Wednesday that authorities said was full of a “black energizeable material.”