Trial for alleged bomber to begin on Monday

Trial for alleged bomber to begin on Monday

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Jury selection will begin on Monday for the man accused of attempting to detonate bombs under his former boss' bedroom.

Douglas Holley, 56, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of manufacture of a bomb. The trial will begin in the 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier Parish.

Earlier in 2018, the trial was postponed when Holley filed motions seeking to have all Bossier Parish Judges recused from his case. Since then, he has discharged his court-appointed attorney and has chosen to represent himself in the matter.

Judge Parker Self will preside over the trial which is expected to last a week, according to the Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office.

In December 2015, first responders were sent to the Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center on Old Plain Dealing Road in north Bossier Parish in regards to an explosion.

Law enforcement showed up at the home of Veterinarian Robert Hewlett and his wife Tracy Hewlett. The explosion happened under their bed where their dogs were sleeping.

Luckily, no one, including the dogs, was injured.

After an investigation, Holley was arrested and accused of placing several bombs he allegedly made and placed under the pier and beam home.

The DA's office said that Holley worked for the Hewlett's as a farm hand and lived on the farm. Holley apparently blamed Robert Hewlett for the death of his horse.

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