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On one hand, white supremacist and alleged Spokane parade MLK Day bomber Kevin Harpham's dad Bill Harpham tells police that there's no way his son

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Kevin Harpham, Alleged Spokane Bomber, Was in Kettle Falls When Bomb Was Found, But May Have Helped Build It, Says Dad

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On one hand, white supremacist and alleged Spokane parade MLK Day bomber Kevin Harpham's dad Bill Harpham tells police that there's no way his son could have planted the bomb, as the two were together that morning 80 miles from Spokane in Kettle Falls. On the other hand, he admits that his son is quite the racist, and wouldn't be surprised if he'd helped build the bomb.

The alibi was offered yesterday, as the AP reports today.

Bill Harpham is recovering from a stroke and said he and his son watched news reports that morning of the discovery of the backpack bomb. He says it would have been impossible for Kevin Harpham to make the 90-minute trip each way from Kettle Falls to downtown Spokane to plant the bomb.

But he says his son does have racist beliefs and he wouldn't be surprised if he helped build the bomb.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

And really, not a rock-solid alibi either. A three-hour trip could have easily been pulled off if Harpham Jr. woke up early enough to plant the bomb, then drive back home to take care of daddy--making sure, of course, to catch the morning news.

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