Lousiana Man Convicted For Multiple Bombings
A federal jury convicted Daniel Aikens, 40, in Alexandria, Louisiana on eight illegal explosive charges for carrying out multiple bombings.
A federal jury convicted Lousiana Man Daniel Aikens, 40 on eight illegal explosive charges for carrying out multiple bombings in the state, Bjorn Morfin reports for KLFY. Aikens carried out his first two bombings in 2019. Each attack in Louisiana, one at a Cloyd’s Beauty School in Monroe and one at a Texaco gas station in Alexandria, left evidence of a pressure cooker used for the explosives. In January of 2020, Aikens purportedly threatened a Payday Today employee in Alexandria over the phone after detonating another explosive and demanding $10,000. Evidence from Aiken’s phone including his locations during the bombings and past web searches and surveillance footage were used to identify and convict the bomber.