Alleged Mail-Bomber Cesar Sayoc Could Face Life in Prison

The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs through the mail to prominent critics of President Trump has been indicted on 30 counts that could carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, the AP reports. Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on Oct. 26 and held on five charges, including alleged use of a weapon of mass destruction. Sayoc now faces a 30-count indictment in federal court. Authorities say Sayoc made and sent 16 packages with explosives through the U.S. Postal Service to Trump critics and former government officials including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Tom Steyer, and Robert De Niro. None of the devices exploded. According to the charges, Sayoc aimed to “kill, injure and intimidate an individual and unlawfully to damage and destroy a building, vehicle, and other real and person property.” Others allegedly targeted by Sayoc include former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Packages were also mailed to CNN offices in New York City and Atlanta.