COPY-Randeep Mann appeals to US Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Pope County doctor convicted in the bombing of the chief of the Arkansas Medical Board is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Randeep Mann made a federal court filing Thursday that indicates he plans to ask the nation's highest court to review his case.

Mann was convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges following the February 2009 bombing of Dr. Trent Pierce outside his West Memphis home.

Pierce led the Medical Board when it revoked Mann's license to prescribe narcotics after he allegedly overprescribed pain medications, leading to some patient deaths.

The bombing nearly killed Pierce, who was blinded in one eye and left partially deaf. The explosive was duct taped to a spare tire left in Pierce's driveway.

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