Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
TRENTON (WWJ) - A Downriver man convicted of illegally possessing explosives has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a case that began with threats at Trenton High School.
U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara handed down the sentence Thursday against 43-year-old John Robert Kennedy, who was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
Kennedy was convicted following a three-week jury trial on charges of possession of a destructive device, felon in possession of a destructive device, and manufacture of a destructive device. Prior to trial, he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition and explosives.