PHOENIX (AP) — One of two white supremacist brothers accused of bombing a black city official in suburban Phoenix told a government informant shortly before his arrest that once his mother died, he would return to a life of “bomb throwing” and “sniper shooting” because he had nothing to lose.

Those comments were played for jurors Wednesday in the federal trial of identical twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon.

They were recorded by a government informant, identified in court records as civilian Rebecca Williams, after Dennis Mahon left her a voicemail on March 29, 2009, about three months before he and his brother were arrested at their Illinois home.

The Mahons have pleaded not guilty to the February 2004 bombing of Don Logan, Scottsdale’s diversity director at the time.

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