Hair Leads to Car Bomb Arrest
Feb. 01, 2002
CHICAGO (AP) _ The ex-boyfriend of a woman injured in a car bombing was arrested Friday after his DNA was matched to a tiny hair on a strip of duct tape used in assembling the bomb, authorities said.
Dino Greco, 26, of the suburb of Hoffman Estates, was charged with possession of an explosive device and faced a court appearance later in the day.
Authorities said in court papers that the hair was matched to DNA gathered by investigators.
The bomb blast on April 27 in Schaumburg threw Greco's former girlfriend, Jeannette Morgan, to the ground as she was getting into her car. She suffered head injuries but has fully recovered, police said.
Weeks before the blast, Morgan had obtained an order of protection requiring Greco to stay away from her. She had broken up with him and said she feared that he would plant a bomb in her car.
Agents also said in court papers that after Greco had a fight with a man in a high school in 1992, a bomb exploded in the man's home.
And in 1995, officials said, a man was beaten up by several assailants, including Greco, and around the time Greco was set for trial in the case, a bomb went off outside the home of the victim's girlfriend.
Federal agents quoted Morgan as saying that when she was dating Greco, he showed her devices he described as homemade bombs and she saw books about explosives in his bedroom.