June 13, 2014

Residents of KC house that blew up allegedly made illegal explosives there for two years

One of the residents told an investigator that Wiley Mitchell, who died of injuries suffered in the explosion, had been making cardboard improvised explosive devices at the house, according to a search warrant application. Eric Carter, who lived in the house on the 9100 block of Tennessee Avenue, told investigators that Mitchell was selling the devices, commonly referred to as M-80s, documents said. Carter told investigators he helped Mitchell make about 1,500 M-80s in June 2013.

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