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Alleged letter bomb attacker pleads guilty | TIME ONLINE

In the United States A man in court has pleaded guilty to sending several letter bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump. As the Wall Street Journal and CNN television reported that 57-year-old Cesar Sayoc blamed himself in a New York court.

The series of letter bombs were addressed last October to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but could all be intercepted. The addressees included the former
CIA Director James Brennan, the billionaire and donor for the
opposition Democrats, George Soros, actor Robert De Niro and the television station CNN, None of the explosives exploded.

Sayoc was in a few days after the discovery of the packet Florida arrested. The investigators accuse him of having sent a total of 16 parcels. Sayoc has been charged with several charges, including sending explosives and threatening former presidents. He had originally pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he faces a long prison sentence.

The alleged perpetrator is considered a supporter of US President Trump. He lived in a minivan decorated with Trump stickers. In addition, there were pictures of Trump critics, were painted on the crosshairs. As several US media had reported back then, he had several criminal records. He was arrested in 2002 for a bomb threat. He was also prosecuted for theft, fraud and drug offenses. According to the New York Times the detainee is registered as a Republican voter.

The attempted attacks were in the period shortly before the congressional elections
fell on the 6th of November. US President Donald Trump had condemned the bombs,
But the media also accused, with false reports the climate
to poison in the country.


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