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DA: Twins set off 5 bombs, damage several buildings

Written by The Associated Press | May 18, 2016 9:17 AM
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(West Chester) -- Authorities say twin brothers detonated improvised explosive devices in Chester County over two weeks, damaging several buildings.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says Daniel and Caleb Tate of Cochranville blew up a mailbox in December and detonated an explosive in a wooded area.

Authorities say the twins also detonated explosives inside an Amish phone shed, in a produce shed, and inside a well pump shed.

No one was in the buildings.

Both face charges including arson by explosion.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.

Daniel's attorney, Vincent DiFabio, says his client is cooperating.

Caleb's attorney, Robert Donatoni, says his client has accepted responsibility for his role.

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