Information will not be kept from the public in the mailbox pipebombing case. Luke Helder’s public defender withdrew a gag order request yesterday. No reason was given by Jane Kelly. The motion was filed the same day federal prosecutors were to file a response to Kelly’s request.
Helder faces federal charges in the placing of 18 bombs found in mailboxes in Iowa and four other states earlier this month. Six exploded. Helder is being held in Cedar Rapids, pending trial.