West,Texas blast paramedic pipe bomb plea

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POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:45am

UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:38am

In West, Texas, a first responder at the massive fertilizer plant explosion last April... pleaded guilty today (Thursday) after being accused of having materials to make a pipe bomb.

According to his lawyer, Bryce Reed pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a destructive device and attempted obstruction of justice.

Besides being a first responder, Reed also spoke at a memorial for victims.

The blast killed 15 people -- Most of the m firefighters and paramedics.

In a statement, Reed's lawyers stressed that neither the charge nor his plea agreement had anything to do with the tragic explosion

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