Man Who Tried To Kill Ex With Bomb Convicted

A Muncie man accused of planting an explosive device in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend has been convicted of attempted murder. The Star Press reports jurors returned the verdict in the case of 40-year-old Lionel Ray Mackey Jr. of Muncie. The charge is punishable by up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors say Mackey tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in December 2016 with a bomb left at her Muncie home after she ended their relationship.