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Plano attempted bombing suspect speaks out from jail

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The man accused of making a homemade bomb and trying to blow up a Plano gas line spoke with FOX 4 from behind bars Thursday.

On Wednesday, 35-year-old suspect Anson Chi withdrew his guilty plea and said he'll represent himself at trial.

Chi said he was falsely charged and claims he was tortured after his arrest. He's undergone a mental evaluation and said he also said wants a medical evaluation to prove he was tortured, but has never gotten one.

Police said Chi was seriously injured in the blast, but Chi reportedly initially told those who found him he'd been hit by a car while jogging.

Chi claimed he was forced to sign a confession after his arrest in June 2012 – the day of the explosion police say he caused on West Parker Road in Plano.

Chi also told FOX 4 why he fired his attorneys.

"Because I have no choice," he said. "My attorneys are cahooting with the prosecutors, trying to cut a deal. I'm just trying to get a medical examination to prove I was tortured. They would not do it. No one will do it for me. It's so simple. Just let me prove it."  

"Did you make the explosive device and place it..." FOX 4's Dionne Anglin asked.

"I will not answer questions related to anything that I am falsely charged with," said Chi.

Investigators say Chi used chemicals to create methyl nitrate, a homemade bomb, then placed the device on a gas pipeline and ignited it.

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