Man tries to plead guilty to Appleton Planned Parenthood bombingWisconsin News
Prosecutors said 50-year-old Francis Grady was arrested about two hours after the bombing incident. He got into a traffic crash in Kaukauna. Police said he was drunk at the time.
A 50-year-old man made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges that he set a small home-made bomb that exploded outside a Planned Parenthood clinic near Appleton.
Francis Grady of the town of Grand Chute told Federal Magistrate Judge James Sickel he wanted to plead guilty to his two criminal charges.
Sickel ignored the comment and scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 19.
Prosecutors said the bomb blast started a small fire which damaged an exam room on Sunday night at the Planned Parenthood Clinic west of Appleton.
The facility was closed Monday, but it re-opened Tuesday.
Grady told a reporter he did it because “they’re killing babies there.”
The defendant asked the judge, “Do you even care at all about the one thousand babies that died screaming?”
Grady wore a neck brace in court. He said he wanted to move to the Green Bay jail from the Appleton lockup. He said he could get better treatment for his neck there.
Prosecutors said Grady was arrested about two hours after the bombing incident. He got into a traffic crash in Kaukauna.
Police said he was drunk at the time, and his vehicle matched the one spotted on a security camera at the clinic.