The Filipino-American who pleaded guilty to mailing explosive devices to Democratic leaders in the United States recently wrote a letter to a federal judge blaming his lengthy abuse of steroids for his crimes, saying it affected his mental health.
Lawyers of 57-year-old Cesar Sayoc said a psychiatrist would address his substance abuse ahead of his sentencing on Aug. 5.
He faces a mandatory 10-year prison term and up to life in prison for mailing pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump.
Sayoc also wrote the judge that attending a rally for Trump “became like a newfound drug” and that Trump’s self-help CD had reprogrammed his mind.
Besides using heavy amounts of steroids, Sayoc said he also took 274 different supplements and vitamins.
He wrote: “I lost my head. Steroids altered my growing anger.”
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