Ohlsen Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Clayton Bombing

Jan 30, 2013

Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III, 41, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2008 bombing in a Clayton parking garage that injured a local attorney.

Today's sentencing comes after Ohlsen pleaded guilty in Sept. 2012 to four felony counts, including transporting an explosive with intent to injure and malicious use of an explosive device.

Ohlsen, a former political operative, concealed the bomb in a gift basket on Oct. 15, 2008, and placed the basket near an Acura TL inside a Clayton parking garage. Ohlsen believed the Acura belonged to attorney Richard Eisen, who had represented Ohlsen's former wife in a divorce and custody case.

He was wrong. The car belonged to another lawyer, John Gillis, who suffered permanent injuries when he moved the basket away from the driver's door of his Acura TL.