Russellville doctor indicted in bombing of West Memphis doctor

Dr. Trent Pierce
Dr. Trent Pierce

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) – A Russellville doctor has been indicted in the car bombing of a West Memphis, Arkansas doctor.

According to the Associated Press, a federal grand jury indicted Dr. Randeep Mann in the car bombing of West Memphis Dr. Trent Pierce back in February 2009, saying he planted a car bomb that severely injured Dr. Pierce who lost his left eye and suffered severe burns.

Dr. Randeep Mann is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the blast

Dr. Trent Pierce was chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board when his Lexus S-U-V was bombed on the morning of February 4th.

United State Attorney Jane Duke is schedule to hold a press conference Wednesday about the pending case against Mann and his wife, Sangeeta Mann. Both were charged last year in connection with unregistered firearms and grenades found on their property.

Dr. Mann became a suspect in the case once investigators realized Mann's prescription drug privileges had been suspended by the medical board. A city worked found the explosives in a wooded area near the Mann's home.

Mann's attorney, Blake Hendrix, declined to comment. Mann already faces federal weapons and obstruction charges.

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(The AP Contributed to this story)