Man accused in Garden City bomb plot wants charge dropped

Curtis Allen, one of three men accused o plotting to bomb an apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Garden City in 2016, seeks the dismissal of a federal charge he's facing.

Specifically, a court document motions for the charge of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction to be dismissed.

Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein face the weapon-of-mass-destruction charge. The trio is also charged with conspiracy against civil rights. They're accused of planning to detonate truck bombs in Garden City.

In the motion to dismiss the weapon-of-mass-destruction charge, a federal public defender representing Allen wrote, "The defense asks the Court to dismiss (the charge) as constitutionally defective."

You can read the court document arguing the case for the dismissal of the weapons-of-mass-destruction charge here: Curtis Allen motion.

The request to drop the charge accompanied several motions.

This case previously made news last week when attorneys for Wright, Stein and Allen urged a federal judge to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump.