Man sentenced to 18 years for Seattle terror plot

Man sentenced to 18 years for Seattle terror plot

Credit: KING

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif posted a string of videos under his name on YouTube that range in topic from religion to politics to pop culture. In one video, he expresses anger at the media paid to the royal wedding, then in another he talks about terrorism.

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM

A man who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif has already agreed to a prison sentence between 17 and 19 years. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart said Abdul-Latif will have to spend 10 years on parole. Federal prosecutors wanted lifetime parole and monitoring.

The 35-year-old had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Abdul-Latif was arrested June 22, 2011. In conversations the FBI recorded with the help of the informant, authorities say Abdul-Latif and a co-defendant had discussed how they wanted to gun down people in the Military Entrance Processing Station in south Seattle as revenge for atrocities by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

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