D Ray East’s attorney, Jeffery Stotter, defended his client Tuesday, saying East never admitted to having an improvised explosive devise inside his Chaparral Drive home.
In the early Sunday morning hours, before East’s home was incinerated, East along with his attorney and members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s office and the District Attorney’s office met for about two hours to go over every potentially dangerous item inside the home.
Monday, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told a crowd of evacuated residents, “Mr. East did admit there was one improvised explosive device.”
Tuesday, East’s attorney responded to that statement.
"I have no idea as to what he is referring. That's kind of a generic type term. We hear it reported in the war quite a bit, an improvised explosive device,” Stotter said. “I was there, I have no idea as to what he might be referring.”
KRCR News Channel 7 questioned the Sheriff’s office on what exactly was meant by an improvised explosive device. The department couldn’t provide specifics about what it was made out of or where it was in the home.