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Camp Minden explosives: Last defendant to change plea

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press

The last defendant has told a judge he'll change his plea from "not guilty" in a case involving a huge explosion at Louisiana National Guard-owned site.

An electronic court document Wednesday showed a change-of-plea hearing Thursday afternoon for William Terry Wright. He was vice president of operations at Explo Systems, which had an Army contract to "demilitarize" M6 artillery propellant.

State police began investigating Explo after a huge explosion in 2012. The company went bankrupt in 2013, leaving thousands of tons of potentially explosive M6 at Camp Minden.

Prosecutors had said they'd show that Wright also committed acts similar to those he's accused of in Louisiana at a Kansas company.

Four codefendants have pleaded guilty, agreeing to testify for prosecutors. A fifth codefendant died June 2.

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