The last of five defendants sentenced in a failed anti-Wall Street plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio has appealed his conviction and 10-year sentence.
AKRON, Ohio - The last of five suspects in a failed Ohio plot to bomb a highway bridge has taken the stand in his defense.
Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Stafford of Cleveland testified at his Akron federal court trial Thursday and has been acting as his own attorney.
Stafford, posing questions to himself, testified that he was unaware friends from the anti-corporate Occupy Cleveland movement planned to blow up the bridge between Cleveland and Akron.
The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reports Stafford told the jury he only expected to vandalize it with graffiti.
The case was headed to the jury after a lunch break.
The government says the bomb was a dud provided by an FBI informant. The other defendants have pleaded guilty and landed prison terms of six to 11 years.
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