He denied the charges that he sent a bomb that killed his ex-girlfriend and seriously hurt two other women at an Orange County day spa.
Stephen William Beal, 59, faces charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of a building resulting in death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Nearly a year after an explosion killed 48-year-old Ildiko Krajnyak, federal agents flooded Stephen Beal’s quiet East Long Beach neighborhood on Sunday and arrested him.
Stephen Beal was arrested on Sunday morning and the FBI was searching his home in Long Beach, according to an agency spokeswoman.
Federal prosecutors dropped a criminal charge against the ex-boyfriend of the woman killed in an Aliso Viejo building explosion.