The Laramie man accused of conspiring to kill a Cheyenne man by using a pipe bomb appeared before Judge Jeffrey Donnell in Albany County District Court today for his arraignment.

Ryan Alexander Brown, 39, pleaded not guilty to a charge of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree and a charge of Possession or Manufacture of Explosives with Unlawful Intent.

Brown, who is represented by public defender Candace Pisciotti, is accused of plotting with two other men to kill a man who he thought had an affair with his wife. Court documents allege that Brown was in the possession of an unfinished pipe bomb which he intended to complete and use in the murder conspiracy.

If convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Brown faces a penalty of life imprisonment or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Possession or Manufacture of Explosives with Unlawful Intent is punishable of up to 10 years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.

Brown is currently being held at the Albany County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond for the conspiracy charge and a $50,000 cash bond for the explosives charge.

A trial has been set for May 18-22.

The two other men charged in the conspiracy, Eric Farrar and William Ferrill, are both expected to make pleas at their arraignments tomorrow, December 18.