Man Charged In Bombing Of SD Federal Courthouse

Donny Love Sr. Charged With Use Of Weapon Of Mass Destruction

A Menifee resident was charged Thursday with use of a weapon of mass destruction for allegedly instructing two others to purchase explosive powder and steal bomb-making materials used in an attack on the federal courthouse in San Diego two years ago.

According to the federal indictment, Donny Love Sr. and others constructed pipe bombs at his home, and he instructed others to test the bombs by exploding and attempting to blow up the devices.

The indictment alleges that on May 4, 2008 -- the night of the bombing of the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Courthouse in San Diego -- Rachelle Carlock and Eric Reginald Robinson drove from Love's residence to San Diego with a backpack containing three pipe bombs, which Carlock detonated at the front doors of the courthouse.

Carlock, Robinson and a third defendant -- Ella Louise Sanders -- have pleaded guilty to their roles in the bombing plot.

Love is in state custody and will be transferred to federal custody in the coming weeks so he can appear in federal court in San Diego for arraignment on the indictment, prosecutors said.