September 30, 2010 (El Cajon) – Lawrence “Larry” Hoagland pled not guilty today to rigging his wife’s vehicle with a pipe bomb in an effort to murder her. According to 10 News, authorities found bomb-making evidence on his computer.
A Superior Court judge in El Cajon today denied bail for Hoagland, whose wife was seriously injured after her car exploded near the Rancho San Diego day care center where she works.
Connie Hoagland remains hospitalized with burns and serious injuries to her legs and feet. The couple filed for bankruptcy protection in March and court records indicate that they have large debts on their home and credit cards. Larry Hoagland is a professional photographer with a studio in the Morena area as well as Moonlight Photography.
Sheriff’s homicide investigator Lt. Dennis Brugos has stated that investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies uncovered evidence linking Lawrence Hoagland to the attack on his wife, but has declined to disclose details. An earlier pipe bomb was found just blocks from the couple’s home in Rolando and a third pipe bomb exploded on the Rancho San Diego Elementary school ground May 30th, though authorities have not said whether they believe the other incidents are related.