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Ohlsen Sentenced to 20 Years for Clayton Bombing

Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III pleaded guilty to the 2008 bombing of the Carondelet Plaza garage

Milton "Skip" Ohlsen, III, 41, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for the 2008 bombing in a Clayton parking garage, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

The former Town and Country resident was indicted in 2011 for the 2008 bombing in the Carondelet Plaza garage in Clayton that injured Clayton attorney John L. Gillis.

In September, 2012, Ohlsen pleaded guilty to four counts involving the bombing that injured the attorney who was not the intended target. Investigators believe Ohlsen was trying to target his ex-wife's attorney instead.

The U.S Attorney's Office released the following details about the case in a news release Wednesday.

With his plea last September, Ohlsen admitted that on October 15, 2008, he transported a bomb to the parking garage at 190 Carondelet with the intent that the bomb would cause death or serious bodily injury to the intended victim.  He concealed the explosive device in a gift basket and placed the basket next to an Acura TL that he incorrectly believed belonged to the intended victim.  On October 16, 2008, the bomb exploded and caused permanent bodily injury to John Gillis, who had moved the basket because it was blocking access to the driver's door of his Acura TL.                               

Ohlsen, 41, pled guilty to one felony count each of transportation of explosive with intent to injure; malicious use of an explosive devise; being a previously convicted felon in possession of an explosive; and possession of an unregistered destructive device, and appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge E. Richard Webber.        

See our previous coverage of the case:

  • Clayton Garage Bombing: Ohlsen III Pleads Guilty to Four Counts
  • Clayton Bombing Case: Suspect Claims Ex-Attorney Aided Police
  • Judge Orders Defendant in Clayton Bombing Detained
  • Ohlsen Indicted in 2008 Clayton Garage Bombing

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