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Man makes bombs to injure, kill husband and be with his wife, court records show

Kevin W. Burke, 38, told police that he acted alone in an attempt to injure or kill a man to be with the man's wife, according to court records. Records show that Burke told police he placed multiple bombs, including one in a semi truck's gas tank at an Oklahoma City trucking company.
BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: December 15, 2012

These witnesses also told police that Burke had been experimenting with explosives and had shared with them his plan to blow up multiple trucks where McKinnis worked so that it didn't look like McKinnis was being targeted, according to court records.

Also on Tuesday, police received a call of another pipe bomb, similar to the bombs found Monday, near SW 26 and Portland Ave. It was in the front yard of a home.

Burke was arrested later Tuesday and told police he made and placed the explosive devices with the intent to seriously injure or kill McKinnis, according to records.

When police searched his car, they found love letters to McKinnis's wife, along with a handwritten list of materials used to make devices, diagrams of explosive devices and notes about placing an explosive device in a fuel tank, according to records. has disabled the comments for this article.


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