The New York Daily News reports:
Attorneys for accused “MAGA bomber” Cesar Sayoc Jr., who faces life behind bars for shipping bomb-like devices to prominent Democrats last year, say that he should receive no more than 10 years and one month in prison for sending what they claim he intended to be hoax devices.
In papers filed on Monday evening, public defenders representing Sayoc, 57, note that the FBI released a report last week stating that the devices Sayoc sent to 13 targets “were not functional as bombs” and that no one was hurt.
He sent what he thought were duds after months of suffering from “delusional” beliefs and using copious amounts of steroids, the attorneys argue.
From last night’s filing:
His infatuation with the President began as something personal, not political. When he was most down, Mr. Sayoc relied on self-help books on tape to keep going. Donald Trump’s books on success and business were his favorites.
Mr. Sayoc was an ardent Trump fan and, when Trump announced he was running for President, Mr. Sayoc enthusiastically supported him.
He began watching Fox News religiously at the gym, planning his morning workout to coincide with Fox and Friends and his evenings to dovetail with Hannity.”
Sayoc faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to 65 felony counts earlier this year. He is due to be sentenced on August 5th.