Fil-Am mail bomber blames use of steroids for his actions

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Posted at Apr 26 2019 06:04 PM

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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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