Ohio man pleads guilty in bomb plot against NY prison guard

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — One of three Ohio residents charged with injuring a New York prison guard with an explosive device has pleaded guilty to an assault charge.

The Oneida County District Attorney’s Office says 58-year-old Keith Seppi entered his plea Tuesday in a Utica court in exchange for a sentence of 20 years in state prison.

Seppi, his 61-year-old wife, Donna, and 57-year-old Cindy Shields, all of Conneaut in northeastern Ohio, were charged with assault after Correction Officer Alan Dobransky was seriously injured by a package bomb outside his home last May.

Authorities say the attack was intended to stop Dobransky from reporting an elder care scam against his mother in Ohio and wasn’t related to his prison job.

Shields and Donna Seppi are due in court Wednesday.

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