Man accused of Oklahoma church bomb plot due in court

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) -- A 23-year-old Illinois man who authorities say planned to attack dozens of churches with Molotov cocktails is due in court Monday in Miami (MY-am-uh), Okla.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village, Ill. has been charged with threatening to use an explosive or incendiary device and violating the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act.

Police said in an affidavit that along with bomb-making materials, they found pieces of paper in Weiler's motel room that when assembled, contained directions for making Molotov cocktails, a list of 48 local churches and an outline of a plan to plant bombs at the churches.

Family members have said that Weiler has struggled with mental illness, but is fine when he takes his medication. Relatives believe Weiler may have stopped taking his medication before his arrest.

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