Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is expected to plead guilty on Thursday for mailing explosive devices to critics of President Trump and prominent Democrats, reports USA Today. Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida resident, initially was arraigned in November on allegations he used weapons of mass destruction in a domestic terrorism spree that raised fear and jangled nerves across the nation. Sayoc is charged in a 30-count indictment. If found guilty on the most serious charges, he could face life in prison.
The terror spree erupted in October with suspicious mailings across the nation. Packages that allegedly contained improvised explosive devices were mailed to former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros, actor-director Robert De Niro and other prominent Trump critics. Investigators found the packages and disarmed the suspected pipe bombs before any exploded. No one was injured. Authorities captured Sayoc in Plantation, Fl., on Oct. 26. They tracked him down through evidence from FBI laboratory tests that allegedly linked him to 11 of the 16 mailing packages.