Twins lock dad in house, set it on fire
Last Updated: 81 days ago
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - A Washington man says he can't condemn his sons -- even after they tried to kill him.
William Bledsoe, 70, of Ellensburg, Wash., confirmed to ABC News that his 25-year-old twin sons Caleb and Joshua attempted to kill him earlier this week.
The two are currently being held on $1 million bail after police say they locked their father in his house and then set it on fire.
Bledsoe was able to escape the house before firefighters arrived. As they fought the blaze, an improvised explosive device was found inside the house.
“It was a propane canister wrapped with multiple shotgun shells,” said Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Chief John Sinclair. “As soon as we found it, I ordered the firefighter crew to evacuate the structure and we proceeded with fighting the fire from the exterior.”
Even though his sons tried to kill him, Bledsoe is taking some of the blame.
“I’m probably not the easiest guy to live with. … I’m not the easiest guy to work with,” he said in an interview with ABC News affiliate KOMO News. “My boys are my boys and I’ll never abandon them and not support them.”
Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe were charged Wednesday with four counts each, including conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and arson in the first degree.
They are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 30.
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ABC News' Dina Abou Salem contributed to this report.
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