Three of the five men charged with plotting to blow up the Route 82 bridge have pleaded guilty.
Connor Stevens, Brandon Baxter, and Douglas Wright changed their pleas in federal court from not guilty to guilty in connection with the April incident.
News Channel 5 cameras caught up with U.S. Attorney Steven Dettlebach Wednesday, who said the men should be held accountable for their actions.
"It was the defendants who went to the bridge to case it out, " Dettlebach said.
According to the charges in this case, It was the defendants who purchased what they thought were C4 plastic explosives in a hotel room."
4 out of 5 suspects have entered guilty pleas in connection with the incident. The only person scheduled to go on trial is 23-year-old Joshua Stafford, who is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
The men were arrested in April after allegedly placing the explosives underneath the bridge using a cell phone as a remote detonator.
The explosives turned out to be duds, provided to them by an FBI informant.
Josh Elrich, a friend of Connor Stevens, says the men were victims of entrapment.
"It's tremendously sad to see these young guys in a position where they feel like this is the best thing they can do," he says.
"I think it's important to focus on the fact the Government manufactured this situation and they are not going to be held accountable."
The pleas by the men could mean that they will receive less time in prison, less time then the 30 years to life recommended by the government.
Sentencing is scheduled for November.
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