Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The father of a Washington man charged with leaving a bomb along the route of Spokane's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade has provided a possible alibi for his son.

Bill Harpham (HAHR'-pum) told KHQ-TV and KXLY-TV on Tuesday that he was being cared for by Kevin HarPham in Kettle Falls when the bomb was found Jan. 17.

Bill Harpham is recovering from a stroke and said he and his son watched news reports that morning of the discovery of the backpack bomb. He says it would have been impossible for Kevin Harpham to make the 90-minute trip each way from Kettle Falls to downtown Spokane to plant the bomb.

But he says his son does have racist beliefs and he wouldn't be surprised if he helped build the bomb.


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