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Man Killed in Series of Fort Worth Bombings

April 14, 1985

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Police were investigating whether five bombings in one day - including one that killed a man when it ripped through his pickup truck - were related.

John Stanley Moran, 38, a convenience store manager, was killed by a bomb exploded Saturday in his truck in adjacent Hurst, said Jerry Loyd, an agent of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

In four bombings Saturday in Fort Worth, a pipe bomb destroyed two used cars at a car lot; the front door of a vacant apartment was blown off by a pipe bomb; a house was fire bombed and sustained minor damage, and a Molotov cocktail was hurled into another house.

No one was injured in the bombings of the houses, which sustained minor damage after residents extinguished the fires.

″At this point we don’t know whether any of the bombings are related,″ said Charlie McCafferty, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman.

Lt. Ralph G. Carpenter, a fire department arson investigator, said he did not believe the three residential bombings were connected.

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