You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Man accused of planting bombs to break up newlyweds

If you’re looking to win back an ex, you might not want to follow this guy’s lead.


If you’re looking to win back an ex, you might not want to follow this guy’s lead.

54-year-old Omar Duran was reportedly so desperate to win back a former flame that he decided to plant homemade explosives around a New York City neighborhood to frame her new husband and get him deported. (Via WCBS)

New York City police say Duran placed three bomb packages in three different places at three different times starting on September 2. (Via WABC)

Investigators say each package contained a note with the name Juan Cruz and his address. They soon discovered Cruz was Duran’s ex-girlfriend’s new husband. (Via WLNY)

During their investigations, officials found out that Duran reportedly became obsessed and overly protective of his 34-year-old ex-girlfriend, whose name has not been released.

Duran was arrested Wednesday night and charged with placing a false bomb, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday. (Via NY1)

Luckily, none of the bombs went off because they were “crudely made” and had no detonator.

But it was still enough to scare Duran’s neighbors.

“We heard about the packages and stuff, I heard about it a few days ago, and you just never think it’s your next door neighbor.” (Via ABC)

Duran’s bail was set at $500,000 bond or $350,000 cash. He’s due back in court on September 24 and faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

- See more at Newsy.com


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro
VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro

Two-year-old Princeton Wright might not have been around when “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was airing new episodes, but that didn’t stop the toddler from gleaning some inspiration from the show for his recent birthday party.  His mother, Hinesville, Georgia, photographer Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography, posted...
Zuckerberg visit a surprise to Dayton roundtable participants
Zuckerberg visit a surprise to Dayton roundtable participants

One of the most influential men in the world was in Dayton this weekend to talk to local people about opioid addiction, an issue devastating many area families. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is touring the Midwest, stopped in Dayton on Saturday, for a community roundtable hosted by CareSource. Lori Erion, founding director of FOA...
Follow these detours around Dayton after I-75 shut down
Follow these detours around Dayton after I-75 shut down

Dayton-bound motorists on I-75 should use alternative routes to avoid a shut down in the downtown area from a fatal crash that resulted in a major fire.  Southbound motorists should exit onto I-70 East and proceed to I-675 South toward Cincinnati to get back onto I-75 in Miami Twp. Northbound motorists should take I-675 North to I-70 West and...
Billy Ray Cyrus changes name, releases new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
Billy Ray Cyrus changes name, releases new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Country singer and songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit “Achy Breaky Heart” with three new versions of the song. Rolling Stone reported that Cyrus has recorded “Achy Breaky Heart 25th,” a version closer to the original demo. It was released Friday. The song will also reportedly get a...
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Mark Zuckerberg! In their wildest dreams, an Ohio family couldn’t imagine hosting dinner for one of the wealthiest people in the world, and talking about politics and an African charity they support with the Facebook founder and CEO, but that’s exactly what happened. Members of the Moore family...
More Stories