The mother of the man suspected of mailing more than a dozen suspicious packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump said her son has struggled with mental illness for some time, according to a new report.
Madeline Sayoc, the mother of Cesar Sayoc, told ABC News in a letter sent by her attorney, that she awoke from surgery last week to learn that he was accused of mailing explosives to former President Barack Obama; billionaire George Soros and actor Robert De Niro, among others.
“While I have not lived with my son for 35 years or even heard from him in over four years, I cannot express how deeply hurt, sad, shocked and confused I am to hear that my son may have caused so many people to be put in fear for their safety,” Madeline Sayoc wrote. “This is not how I raised him or my children.”
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