Hearing is set for man charged in Ottawa County church bomb plot

Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is charged in Ottawa County District Court with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act. Family members have said Weiler suffers from mental illness.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: December 27, 2012
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— A competency hearing for an Illinois man charged with planning to destroy 48 Ottawa County churches with Molotov cocktails is set for Jan. 8, court officials said Thursday.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is charged in Ottawa County District Court with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act.

The hearing will be before Special Judge Bill Culver.

Family members have said Weiler suffers from mental illness and both of his parents abused drugs and committed suicide, according to published reports.

According to court records, law enforcement officers found notes detailing how to make Molotov cocktails and a hand-drawn map of 48 churches in Weiler's motel room at the Miami Legacy Inn & Suites.

Outside the motel, a maintenance man found a military duffel bag that held 50 apparent Molotov cocktails and other explosives-related materials and items.

Weiler is being held in the Ottawa County jail without bail.


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