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Milton "Skip" Ohlsen Sentenced: Twenty Years in Prison for Clayton Parking Garage Bombing

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Milton "Skip" Ohlsen
More than four years after Milton "Skip" Ohlsen bombed a Clayton parking garage in a failed attempt to target his ex-wife's divorce attorney, the 41-year-old suspect has been formally sentenced.

Officials announced today that Ohlsen will spend twenty years behind bars, marking an end to a drawn-out criminal case -- in which the suspect, first indicted in 2011, originally pled not guilty.

In September, he admitted to planting the bomb that nearly killed attorney John Gillis -- not his intended victim.

See Also:
- Acquaintance of Milton Ohlsen Concealed Knowledge of Clayton Bombing
- Milton "Skip" Ohlsen -- The Man Behind State Sen. Jeff Smith's Possible Downfall

At RFT, we first wrote about Ohlsen regarding his time as an MMA promoter and then as a political operative who played a key role in the downfall of State Senator Jeff Smith.

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Milton "Skip" Ohlsen.

We gave him enough attention that not one, but two RFT reporters even ended up on a supposed hit list investigators uncovered at his bachelor pad.

In his plea last September, Ohlsen addmitted that on October 15, 2008, he transported a bomb to the parking garage at 190 Carondelet with the "intent that the bomb would cause death or serious bodily injury to the intended victim."

He had concealed the explosive device in a gift basket, which he placed next to an Acura TL that he thought belonged to his target.

But when Gillis, the actual owner of the car, went to his vehicle the next day, the bomb exploded, causing him permanent bodily injury.

Ohlsen's plea included one felony count each of "transportation of explosive with intent to injure, malicious use of an explosive device, being a previously convicted felon in possession of an explosive and possession of an unregistered destructive device."

He appeared today for sentencing.

Here are some highlights from Daily RFT's past coverage of Ohlsen:
- Milton "Skip" Ohlsen: Person of Interest in Clayton Bombing
- Milton Ohlsen III: Indicted for 2008 Clayton Parking Garage Bombing
- Milton "Skip" Ohlsen Pleads Not Guilty to Clayton Bombing
- Milton "Skip" Ohlsen Pleads Guilty to 2008 Clayton Parking Garage Bombing
- RFT Reporters Make Milton "Skip" Ohlsen's Shit List, Court Records Show
- Milton "Skip" Ohlsen Pleads Guilty to 2008 Clayton Parking Garage Bombing

Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll

really uncomfortable that he will be out eventually, and still harboring the same anti-social and conscience-less personality...sorry, not a 'death-penalty-kind-of-guy' here, but this douche-nozzle, evil ass nutjob should be put away for life. To accomplish that, they should have piled charge after charge on him: Murder attempt, terrorism, stalking, illegal use of ...etc etc and etc.

Jay Hemp
Jay Hemp

That's the guy who took Jeff Smith down, what an asshole! 20 years sounds just right!!!

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