(AKRON, Ohio) — Three men convicted of a plot to blow up an Ohio bridge last spring received stiff prison sentences Tuesday in an Akron courtroom.
Douglas Wright, the admitted ring leader who goes by the name of “Cyco,” got an 11-year sentence, while co-conspirators Brandon “Skabby” Baxter and Connor Stevens will spend nine and eight years behind bars, respectively.
The anarchists and two other men had planned to destroy the four-lane Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge spanning the Cuyahoga Valley National Park by detonating improvised devices containing C-4 explosives.
However, their plot was foiled by undercover federal agents and they were taken into custody on April 30. All pleaded guilty last September to charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.
One of the other two defendants will be sentenced on Wednesday.
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Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire
Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire