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NATO Terror Suspects Back in Court June 30

One man planned to detonate a bomb during the summit, prosecutors say

By Charlie Wojciechowski and Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 2:27 PM CDT
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Attorneys for two suspects at the center of alleged bomb-making plots targeting the NATO Summit say the men have been kept in their cells 23 hours a day.
 
Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, is charged with falsely making a terrorist threat and attempting to make a Molotov cocktail. Prosecutors claim Senakiewicz planned to detonate a bomb during the two-day military alliance event.

Senakiewicz's attorney said if he made any terroristic threat, he was drunk at the time. "People shouldn't be arrested for things they say when they are drunk," she said.

Senakiewicz's mother flew in from Florida for the hearing. She broke into tears as she described he son as "a good boy."
 

Mark Nieweem, 28, is charged with attempted possession of explosives and trying to obtain bomb-making parts.


Nieweem appeared in court Wednesday with a red-and-black tattoo similar to the design of the flags carried by Black Bloc protesters last weekend. His attorney said he is looking for answers about who is making the accusations against Nieweem.
  
Both men are being held in jail. They are scheduled to return to court June 30.

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