Father 'Can't Believe' Allegations That Daughter Possibly Linked To Bombing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The father of a San Diego woman arrested in connection with the May 4 bombing at a federal courthouse said he was shocked to learn about the accusations against his daughter.

Gaynor Carlock told the San Diego Union-Tribune "I can't believe it."

He told the newspaper he learned from his sister that his daughter - 31-year-old Rachelle Lynette Carlock - is accused of buying four pounds of gunpowder with a fake driver's license.

She was arrested by the FBI and arraigned Friday on eight felony
counts. None accuses her of constructing or planting the pipe bomb
that exploded outside the Edward Schwartz Federal Building.

The bomb sent shrapnel up to two blocks away, but no one was
injured.

She is being held without bond.

Carlock said his daughter had a troubled past but the allegations are "way out of character." Court records show she pleaded guilty to a 1998 attempted robbery and was sentenced to two years in prison.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-18-08 1849EDT


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