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Apr. 25, 19 | 8:11 am

A Filipino-American man has pleaded guilty of sending mail pipe bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump but claimed he has mental disorder, being a steroid addict for over 40 years.

The Associated Press reported that Cesar Sayoc made this assertion in his letters to a federal judge.

Sayoc said he never intended to injure anyone when he mailed 16 crudely made bombs to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress, actor Robert de Niro and CNN offices before the 2018 midterm elections.

Sayoc said the devices were just sparkler fireworks, that’s why no bombs exploded.

But the 57-year old Fil-Am from Florida admitted before the US District Judge that he had abused steroids for more than four decades and was using 27 different supplements and vitamins along with “heavy amounts of steroids” before his arrest.

Sayoc faces a mandatory 10-year prison term. But he made a deal with prosecutors for him to admit guilty so he could evade up life imprisonment. He will be sentenced this August 5. Lawyers

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