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NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 11:32 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of plotting to attack the subways as a suicide bomber in 2009.

Adis Medunjanin (ah-DEES’ may-DOON’-yah-neen) is to be sentenced on Friday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of receiving al-Qaida training in Pakistan. They intended to strap on backpack bombs for a strike near the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks before abandoning the plot at the 11th hour.

Admitted mastermind Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO’-lah ZAH’-zee) and another man both pleaded guilty and testified against the 28-year-old Medunjanin at trial.

Medunjanin’s defense told jurors he only intended to fight with the Taliban, not become an al-Qaida operative.



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