Jury convicts Calif. man in courthouse bombing

June 6, 2011 - 7:44 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a man who prosecutors said persuaded his girlfriend to bomb the San Diego courthouse so he could turn her in to the FBI for a reward.

The jury found Donny Love Sr. guilty on Monday of the use of weapons of mass destruction and other charges in the 2008 incident, in which a backpack bomb shattered glass doors at the courthouse.

The defense had argued that Love's girlfriend and two others who pleaded guilty to the bombing falsely accused him in hopes of receiving shorter sentences.

Love, of Riverside County, faces at least 30 years in prison and is expected to be sentenced Nov. 14. His lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment.