Jury Reaches a Verdict in Abu Ghaith Trial

Breaking news this morning is that the jury has reached a verdict in the criminal trail of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, convicting Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and trusted advisor of conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists.  From The New York Times, we learn:

The jury returned its verdict on its second day of deliberations in the trial, which had entered its third week in United States District Court in Manhattan. Mr. Abu Ghaith was convicted of three counts: conspiracy to kill Americans, for which he could face life in prison; and providing material support to terrorists, as well as conspiring to do so, counts that each carry maximum terms of 15 years.

 

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