NY landlord charged with trying to kill tenant with bomb over rent

May 16, 2008 05:55

Prosecutors say a New York landlord who tried to kill a tenant with a bomb has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. The tenant lost a leg in the blast. Prosecutors said Thursday that 38-year-old Yung Tang placed the bomb in a bag next to Israel Halberstam's minivan while it was parked outside his Brooklyn home in March 2002. The bag exploded when Halberstam tried to move it. They say Tang wanted his tenant dead because Halberstam owed him about $100,000 in rent on a showroom for his electronics business.

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