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.
CLEVELAND - A federal judge has scheduled change-of-plea hearings for three of the four remaining defendants charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio.
Such a hearing usually signals a defendant plans to plead guilty. The three had previously entered not guilty pleas.
Mike Tobin, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Cleveland, confirmed the hearings set for Wednesday in Akron for Brandon Baxter, Connor Stevens and Douglas Wright. Tobin would not comment on any possible plea deals.
Stevens' attorney, Terry Gilbert, said a guilty plea by his client was possible. In July, another defendant pleaded guilty and agreed to testify for prosecutors.
A plea change by the trio would leave only Joshua Stafford, currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, facing trial.
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.