`Gunpowder' just flour, lawyer says

May 21, 1999|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

Lab results show that what investigators suspected was gunpowder seized from the home of one of three teen-agers accused in a bomb plot at Glen Burnie High School is flour and cornstarch, a defense lawyer said yesterday.

Defense lawyer Patrick M. Smith and a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said they would ask today for the immediate release of the 15-year-old, who has been held at the Waxter Children's Center since April 29. The other two suspects are also being held at Waxter.

"Flour and cornstarch, maybe they could bake a cake," Smith said.

Pub Date: 5/21/99

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