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Father, son sentenced in pipe bomb case

A father and son have each been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for their role in a scheme to set off pipe bombs near a Charlotte school as a diversion for a bank robbery.

Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Timothy Eddington received a 50-year sentence while his 18-year-old son Steven Eddington received a 43-year, 5-month sentence today.

The men were convicted in January of conspiracy and explosive charges.

York County deputies got a tip and broke up the plot the day of the planned robbery in August 2007, finding the men and two pipe bombs in an abandoned Fort Mill house.

Two other teens involved in the plot testified against the Eddingtons and are each serving more than six years in prison.

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