2 Illinois brothers on tral in white supremacist bombing in Arizona
Two white supremacist brothers from downstate Illinois went on trial Tuesday in federal court in Phoenix, Ariz., in a 2004 bombing that injured a black city official in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.
The case for twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon has been delayed several times since their June 2009 arrest at their home in Davis Junction, Ill., because of the extensive amount of evidence.
They pleaded not guilty in the Feb. 26, 2004, bombing in which a package detonated in the hands of Don Logan, Scottsdale’s diversity director at the time, which injured Logan’s hand and arm and also hurt a secretary.
The brothers are charged with conspiracy to damage buildings and property by means of explosive. Authorities said they found assault weapons, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and white supremacist material in the home.
Jury selection is expected to take Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday. Opening statements are set for Thursday morning.