Man Accused of Plotting to Kill Ex-Wife, Kids With Car Bomb Pleads Not Guilty

A Victorville man suspected of plotting to kill his ex-wife and two children pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges in a Riverside courtroom Wednesday.


Steven James Sunny accused of planting a bomb under his ex-wife’s car. (Credit: Redlands PD)

Steven James Sunny, 28, allegedly planted an explosive device under his ex-wife’s car while she was shopping with her two children, according to a news release from the Redland Police Department.

Police received a call around 1 p.m. from a woman who noticed a suspicious device under her Ford Flex when she returned to the SUV with her two children after shopping, Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said.

Sunny was arrested at a home in San Bernardino and charged with three counts of attempted murder. He also faced charges of stalking, possession of a destructive device and possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device.

Sunny pleaded not guilty to all charges.

His next court date was scheduled for Nov. 21.

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