Man Sentenced For Having Pipe Bombs In Home

Scott James Martin Admitted Having 13 Pipe Bombs In Del Cerro Home, To Serve 2 Years In Prison

A man who admitted having 13 pipe bombs in his Del Cerro home was sentenced Monday to a two-year state prison term.

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Scott James Martin, who turns 52 Tuesday, pleaded guilty last December to five counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place. He initially faced 13 years in prison.

A bomb squad removed the explosives from Martin's home on Madra Avenue last Sept. 9. The operation lasted hours and brought traffic along the neighborhood to a halt. At least one home was evacuated.

According to court documents, Martin's fiancee called police a week before the bombs were found, saying that Martin was hallucinating.

Stephanie Hill told police that he started making bombs after volunteering for a fireworks company and that she told him not to work on the explosive devices around their 5-year-old son.

On Monday, Hill asked Judge Dwayne Moring for leniency, even though Martin had agreed to a two-year prison sentence. She said their child needed a father and "I believe he has served his time."

"I have a 5-year-old who has a long lifespan still and needs a father around to help with that responsibility," Hill said.

Moring said by law, and for Martin's guilty plea, the sentence would not be reduced.

A bomb technician said one of the bombs found in Martin's home contained about 200 times the legal limit of a firecracker, according to court documents.

Moring ordered the release and destruction of the ammunition found inside the sprawling home.

The home was sold to another family earlier this year.

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