TULSA - An ex-military member pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to building explosives in his south Tulsa apartment and illegally possessing a firearm.
In a petition filed Tuesday, Richard Carter admitted to knowingly violating the law.
Carter, 41, was arrested in January when police found a "significant" amount of explosives and bomb-making materials inside his Greens of Bedford apartment following a domestic disturbance call. When police arrived, grenade-like devices and a loaded rifle could be seen plainly, according to arrest documents.
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Carter had previously served a year in prison in 1997 for domestic assault and battery, thereby prohibiting him from gun ownership.
Carter's wife defended her husband after his arrest, claiming the Gulf War veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
"He's not going to go out and hurt people," she said. "I can honestly say that if he was going to do anything with anything he had, it was solely to protect us."
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Court documents indicate Carter has a history of depression.
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