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North County

An uncharged suspect in the slaying of a winner in the California Lottery pleaded guilty Friday to unrelated charges of bombing a car and a boat in North County.

David Scott Harrison, 31, entered his pleas before U. S. District Judge John Rhoades just days before his trial was to have begun on those charges.

Harrison has been named previously in court as a suspect in the Feb. 17 murder of his ex-wife, Ann Jenkins, 30, of San Marcos, who had won $581,000 in the lottery about a month before her death.

Harrison faces a maximum 20 years in federal prison on the bombing charges and fines of $500,000. Sentencing was set for Jan. 9.

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“I detonated a pipe bomb in Vista in the early morning hours,” Harrison said in court.

The bombing of the van occurred at 3 a.m. June 12, 1987.

The boat fire occurred in Escondido, Harrison testified.

Harrison also pleaded guilty to a third charge involving fraud, in which he falsely reported his car stolen and made a claim to an insurance company. Assistant U.S. Atty. Larry Burns said a decision has not been made whether to charge Harrison with murder. He remains in the Metropolitan Correctional Center without bail.

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