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 - UPDATE: The five Brecksville bridge bomb plot suspects will remain in custody pending judge's ruling. Both sides have until June 8 to file briefs.
A federal judge is considering whether to release five suspects on bond ahead of their trial on charges alleging they plotted to bomb a bridge in northeast Ohio.
Prosecutors said before Wednesday's detention hearing in Akron that they opposed the release of the five men.
The government has described them as self-proclaimed anarchists. They have pleaded not guilty.
They were arrested in early May and accused of trying to detonate what was actually a fake explosive provided by someone working with the FBI. The highway bridge targeted by the alleged plot crosses the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Cleveland and Akron.
Attorneys for one of the suspects have sought to have him released on bond into a psychiatric unit at a state mental health care facility.
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.