South Florida Pipe Bomb Suspect Expected To Plead Guilty

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc expected to in a Manhattan courtroom to plead guilty for mailing explosive devices to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other critics of President Trump. The 56-year-old Aventura man initially pleaded not guilty to allegations he used weapons of mass destruction in a domestic terror spree, but he's expected to switch his plea as part of a deal for a lighter sentence. Sayoc is charged in a 30-count criminal indictment, if found guilty on the most serious charge he faces life in prison. Convictions on a combination of some of the criminal counts could require the judge to impose a sentence of life behind bars.

The terror spree erupted in October with suspicious mailings across the United States. Packages the reportedly contained improvised explosive devices were mailed to former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, actor Robert DeNiro and other prominent Trump critics. Investigators found the packages and disarmed the suspected pipe bombs before any exploded. No one was hurt. Sayoc was captured in Plantation by FBI agents who tracked him down through evidence from lab tests that reportedly linked him to 11 of the 16 packages.


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