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Man who set off IED next to a police cruiser in South Boston gets 15 to 18 years

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday found Asim Kieta, 45, guilty of detonating an improvised explosive device that injured three police officers outside the C-6 police station in South Boston in 2017 and then sentenced him to 15 to 18 years in prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Kieta, who agreed to a trial before Judge Jeffrey Locke, rather than a jury, built an IED that detonated in two stages next to a parked cruiser on Jan. 20, 2017.

The second stage injured the officers during the morning rush hour. All three have since recovered, the DA's office reports.

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