American Sentenced to 35 Years for Role in Mumbai Attack : The Two-Way : NPR
David Coleman Headley, whose scouting missions were central to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, was sentenced to 35 years in prison today.
According to the AP, one American woman injured during the attacks that killed 160 people testified that because of Coleman, she knew the “sound of life leaving a 13-year-old child.”
“I don’t have any faith in Mr. Headley when he says he’s a changed person and believes in the American way of life,” US District Judge Harry Leinenweber said before handing down the sentence.
The U.S. government argued that life in prison was appropriate for Coleman, but they only sought 30 to 35 years in prison because Headley cooperated.