Wife of doctor convicted in bombing ordered to prison


LITTLE ROCK — The wife of a Russellville doctor convicted in a bombing that critically wounded the chairman of the state Medical Board has been ordered to report to prison Jan. 7.

Sangeeta Mann was sentenced in March 2011 to one year in prison. Prosecutors said she conspired to obstruct an official proceeding by hiding documents while federal authorities were investigating her husband, Randeep Mann, in connection with the Feb. 4, 2009, bombing at the West Memphis home of Dr. Trent Pierce.

Pierce lost an eye and suffered other serious injuries. Randeep Mann has been sentenced to life in prison for the bombing.

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller said in an order Tuesday that as Sangeeta Mann’s appeal was unsuccessful and is no longer pending, she must report to prison no later than 2 p.m. Jan. 7.

He recommended that she serve her sentence at a federal prison in Alderson, W. Va.