What to Know
- A Delaware man was convicted of detonating a pipe bomb outside his estranged wife’s home last year.
- Mark Consiglio, 49, of Elsmere, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a destructive device.
- Consiglio faces a maximum sentence of 10 years.
A Delaware man was convicted of detonating a pipe bomb outside his estranged wife’s home.
Mark Consiglio, 49, of Elsmere, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a destructive device.
On March 12, 2018, Consiglio detonated a pipe bomb at his estranged wife’s home in Elsmere before fleeing the scene. Two people were home at the time of the blast. The explosion shattered the front living room window of the house as one of the occupants slept. Shrapnel from the blast was found inside the living room.
Consiglio was detained by police nearby. Investigators searched his home and found three more pipe bombs, a .38 caliber revolver, materials used to make a pipe bomb, gun powder, a World War II-era flare launcher that had been modified to accept 9mm ammunition, and a book titled “CIA improvised sabotage devices” that was dog-eared on the “incendiary devices” page.
At the time of his arrest, Consiglio was already charged with threatening to kill his wife.
Consiglio is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2, 2019. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years with three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.