Prof Traded Dynamite for Meth, Ex Says

Erin Antonietti makes explosive accusations against former flame.

By Adriana Correa
|  Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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Prof Traded Dynamite for Meth, Ex Says

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Marcello DelCarlo an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center was arrested and charged Monday for possession of explosives on top of a domestic battery charge for shaking his ex-girlfriend violently.

He said he was making the explosives in order to use them for the Fourth of July, but now his ex-girl friend, Erin Antonietti, an Assistant State’s Attorney, says he was making the explosives to trade for methamphetamines, according to the Sun-Times.

Circuit court Judge James Brown set bail for DelCarlo at $225,000.  DelCarlo is currently on probation for a January conviction for possession of ammunition without a valid permit, and possession of an unregistered handgun.

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