In rambling note to judge, pipe bomb mailer blames steroids
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump says he abused steroids for over 40 years, an issue his lawyers say they’ll cite at sentencing.
The claim by Cesar Sayoc was cited in a lengthy and rambling series of letters to a federal judge that were posted in his court case file on Tuesday.
Sayoc’s lawyers say a psychiatrist will address Sayoc’s extensive steroid use prior to his August sentencing.
The 57-year-old Sayoc faces a mandatory 10-year prison term and up to life after pleading guilty to explosives-related charges recently.
He says he never intended to injure anyone when he mailed 16 pipe bombs to CNN and numerous Democrats, including former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and ex-President Barack Obama.