North Carolina man pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy
During President Bush’s terms we were led to believe that civil trials of terrorists just would not work, but hardly a week goes by lately in which a terrorist is not only successfully tried but also sentenced. Somehow I think they got those concerns about terror trials in civilian court wrong…
A North Carolina man could face up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal terrorism conspiracy charge, according to prosecutors.
Zakariya Boyd entered a guilty plea on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement.
Boyd, 22, is one of eight defendants, including his father and brother, who were indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to provide money, transportation, training and other resources to jihadist recruits.
His father, Daniel P. Boyd, pleaded guilty to two counts of terrorism conspiracy in February. The remaining co-defendants, currently in U.S. custody, are scheduled to go on trial in September.
“Today, Mr. Boyd stepped into an American courtroom and was afforded the rights and privileges of a system of which he would have destroyed,” U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said in statement Tuesday.