Right-wing blogger pleads guilty to mailing a pipe bomb to attorney

19 days ago

An ex-GOP candidate and right-wing blogger took a plea deal that lands him 29 years in prison by admitting he is guilty of mailing a pipe bomb to an attorney.

Eric Kriig, 46, had also mailed a package that included a bullet and a threatening message to another person who had mocked him in online forums. The former blogger who used to write under the name "buzzcut" said in his plea deal that " in retaliation for the filing and settling of this lawsuit and other grudges, I held, I devised a plan to construct and mail a pipe bomb that I hoped and believed would kill or injure, I constructed this pipe bomb and knew that it contained explosives and items that would produce shrapnel" talking about the bomb he sent to the attorney who filed a lawsuit against him.