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Skver school bomber gets another 13 months jail

By Mason White 7:06 PM February 6, 2013
Omar Bulphred 

By: John Roberts
A man who bombed a Jewish school in Canada, was jailed again after he violated his probation, according to court proceedings in Canada.

Omar Bulphred suffers from Asperger syndrome, which could explain his attacks on two Jewish institutions in Montreal and account for why he was jailed a month after his completed sentence, his lawyer told a Quebec Court Tuesday.

Charles Montpetit told the court that Bulphred is a sick young man who lives in his own world, with difficulty connecting with others, a characteristic of Asperger’s, an autism disorder.

The 27-year-old, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges including trespassing and breaking conditions of his probation. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison, seven of which he has already served awaiting court hearings, leaving him with six months in prison.

Bulphred, who pleaded guilty in 2009 for the 2006 bombing of Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys School in Outremont, and trying to cause an explosion at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Center, also known as the Y Snowdon, in 2007, was released last June. Upon his release, he signed a commitment to maintain peace and not to communicate with the Correctional Service of Canada staff.

But in July, he was charged with five counts of burglary, one charge for uttering threats and breaking the probation conditions. He reportedly looked into some houses and threatened one of the homeowners.