Man gets 18 years in Seattle terror plot

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:43

Seattle: A man who plotted to attack a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Federal Judge James Robart on Monday also sentenced Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif to 10 years supervised release.

Abdul-Latif previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder US officers and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Prosecutors argued for a 19-year prison sentence with lifetime supervision following his release, saying the 35-year-old Abdul-Latif directed major aspects of the planned attack.

Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, was arrested June 22. Authorities say he and a co-defendant had discussed how they wanted to gun down people in the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle as revenge for atrocities by US soldiers in Afghanistan.

First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:43

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