Brandon Baxter, 20, has been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive material to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce. (Photo courtesy: Paul Kiska/WEWS)  
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Admitted Brecksville bridge bomb plotter Brandon Baxter appeals sentence in northeast Ohio

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One of the four men who pleaded guilty in a failed plot to bomb the Brecksville bridge has appealed his nearly 10-year sentence.

The attorney for 21-year-old Brandon Baxter of Lakewood filed the appeal Monday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

The other two defendants sentenced last week in Akron also plan to appeal. Their attorneys say the men deserve leniency because they were entrapped by an FBI informant who provided a dud bomb device.

A fourth defendant is considering withdrawing his guilty plea if he doesn't get the lenient sentence offered in return for his cooperation.

A fifth defendant is undergoing a psychiatric exam.

Prosecutors described the defendants as self-proclaimed anarchists who acted out of anger against corporate America and the government.

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