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Suspect In Explosion Near Springs NAACP Office To Change Plea

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of setting off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs is set to enter a new plea in the case under a plea deal with prosecutors.

Thaddeus Murphy
Thaddeus Murphy (credit: DOC)

Thaddeus Murphy, 44, was due in Denver federal court late Monday morning. His lawyer notified court of the deal in June but details won't be released until the hearing.

Murphy previously pleaded not guilty to arson and possessing a firearm as a felon.

The Jan. 6 blast drew attention because of its proximity to an office of the nation's oldest civil rights organization but Murphy told investigators he had money problems and was actually targeting his accountant. It's unclear if Murphy knew if his accountant died the previous June or if the accountant ever had an office in the building.

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