State Troopers in Illinois have arrested a murderous terrorist who served 8 years in prison, was freed, and is now up to something mysterious that has resulted in a huge amount of cash hidden in his vehicle. Ed Treleven of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison reports:
Convicted Sterling Hall bomber Karl Armstrong was arrested last week in Chicago after state troopers found more than $800,000 cash in heat-sealed bags stashed inside of a motor home that Armstrong was driving, according to a document filed Monday in court.
That arrest Thursday led to a search on Saturday by the state Division of Criminal Investigation of a town of Madison trailer home where Armstrong lives for evidence of marijuana trafficking, according to a search warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court.
Neither Wisconsin nor Illinois authorities found marijuana in Armstrong's trailer or motor home.
A spokeswoman from the Illinois State Police office in Chicago did not return phone or email messages asking about Armstrong's current status.
Karl Armstrong killed a man named Robert Fassnacht, a mathematics researcher, when he planted a bomb at Sterling Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in 1970. Fassnacht was working for a project for the United States Army, and for that he was executed by Armstrong and his partner in crime Leo Burt, who has never been apprehended by authorities and remains at large (or possibly dead by now).
Is Armstrong merely a drug dealer, or is he up to something more nefarious? Or is there some innocent explanation for possessing such a large amount of cash? I don't know. But I do know that a mere 8 years for a terror bombing is too lenient, particularly when the partner in crime remains at large. Somehow I suspect that rehabilitation of Armstrong remains incomplete.
Hat tip: Instapundit