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.
Brecksville bridge bomb plot
One of the five men found guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to destroy a northeast Ohio bridge received his sentence Monday.
The last of five defendants in a failed anti-Wall Street plot to bomb a highway bridge near Cleveland faces sentencing after losing another bid for leniency.
Video released on Friday shows a group of men attempting to blow up the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge last year.
The fifth suspect in the Brecksville bomb plot was found guilty on two counts of using weapons of mass destruction and one count of explosions materials.
The last of five suspects in a failed Ohio plot to bomb a highway bridge has taken the stand in his defense.
A prosecutor says an Ohio bridge bomb-plotting suspect planned to use a phone to detonate what he thought were real explosives.
The jury has been chosen in the case of Joshua Stafford, the last of five bridge bomb-plotting suspects, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The last of five bridge bomb-plotting suspects in northeast Ohio is headed to trial and the defendant will represent himself.