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.