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Man is returned to Seattle to face charges in 2014 ‘jihad’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

In this Jan. 20, 2016,  photo, Ali Muhammad Brown, of Seattle, appears before a judge in Newark, N.J. The Seattle Times reports  34-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown was booked into the King County Jail on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Prosecutors say Brown shot and killed three men in the Seattle area in 2014 before taking a bus to New Jersey, where he randomly shot and killed a college student at a traffic light in West Orange. (Patti Sapone / AP)
In this Jan. 20, 2016, photo, Ali Muhammad Brown, of Seattle, appears before a judge in Newark, N.J. The Seattle Times reports 34-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown was booked into the King County Jail on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Prosecutors say Brown shot and killed three men in the Seattle area in 2014 before taking a bus to New Jersey, where he randomly shot and killed a college student at a traffic light in West Orange. (Patti Sapone / AP)
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SEATTLE – A man who has admitted killing four people in what he described as “jihad” has been returned to Seattle to face charges in three of the deaths, after being sentenced to life in prison for a killing in New Jersey.

The Seattle Times reported 34-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown was booked into the King County Jail on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Brown shot and killed three men in the Seattle in 2014 before taking a bus to New Jersey, where he randomly shot and killed a college student at a traffic light in West Orange.

As part of his New Jersey guilty plea, Brown acknowledged he was responsible for the Seattle killings.

King County investigators say he told them he was angry about the deaths of civilians during U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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