Man Who Sent Pipe Bombs to Democrats Gets 20-year Prison Sentence

NEW YORK -- A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff announced the sentence. Prosecutors had urged a life prison term for Sayoc, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after mailing 16 pipe bombs days before the midterm elections last fall. "He hated his victims, he wished them no good, but he was not so lost as to wish them dead, at least not by his own hand," the judge said.The one-time stripper and pizza delivery man from Aventura, Fla., apologized to his victims, saying he was "so very sorry for what I did."  Continue reading...

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