A man sentenced to life in prison for a 2009 attack on the chairman of the state Medical Board seeks to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Randeep Mann, 54, has filed an appeal to have his case before the nation's highest court, according to a statement by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Mann was convicted Aug. 9, 2010, of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges in the grenade explosion that left Trent Pierce partially blind and partially deaf on Feb. 4, 2009.
Pierce was head of the board that revoked Mann's license for prescribing prescription narcotics in 2003 and again in 2006 after the board found Mann to be "a danger to the community."
Mann's wife, Sangeeta, 49, was sentenced to one year in prison in the case for obstructing an official proceeding and aiding and abetting the tampering of evidence.
Randeep Mann filed the writ of certiorari on June 11 and it was placed on the docket June 13.