Woman faces charges in connection to explosive thrown through window of Lincoln home

A woman is facing two felony charges in connection to an explosion at a northwest Lincoln home in December. 

April M. Holmes faces one count of using an explosive to kill or injure and one count of using an explosive to damage property, according to court documents. 

Emergency crews responded to the explosion at a home near NW 6th and W Cornhusker on December 17. 

In an arrest affidavit, investigators say shortly after the explosion witnesses reported seeing a person wearing all black clothing who jumped into the back of a black SUV that was waiting around the corner.
A woman inside the home, who was not injured by the blast, told officer she suspected Holmes, according to the affidavit. The victim told officers she was withholding Holmes’ father’s ashes until she repaid her money she owed, the document says. 
The explosive device was classified as an “M class” explosive, and likely had the power of about a quarter stick of dynamite, officials said. 
Fire officials estimated damage to the home to be several thousand dollars. 

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