PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- One of the two roommates who lived with the Austin bomber is not expected to face charges, his attorney told KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman reporter Tony Plohetski.
Attorney Charlie Baird would not disclose his client's name. He said he is not representing a second roommate, Collin Thomas, who has been previously identified.
Baird said that based on his conversations with the Austin Police Department, he does not believe they intend to charge his client with any crime.
"They do not consider him a suspect whatsoever," Baird said. "He had no idea any of this was going on in that home. He has answered all their questions and was fully cooperative."
Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) told Fox News Monday that one of Mark Conditt's Pflugerville roommates is still being questioned in the case and is being considered a person of interest. McCaul said officials are trying to determine if he knew anything about the seven explosive devices Conditt discussed in a confessional taping.
When police raided the Pflugerville home the Austin bomber lived in last week, Baird said his client came out of the home with his hands raised and submitted to police. Baird said he is now working with his client to get back into the home and retrieve his belongings.
Baird did not elaborate on his client's relationship with Conditt, citing attorney-client privilege.