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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:48 PM

Mohamed Mohamud found guilty in Portland terrorism trial

Source: The Oregonian

A federal jury found Mohamed Osman Mohamud guilty Thursday of attempting to detonate a bomb during Portland's 2010 holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

The jury handed up its verdict after less than seven hours of deliberations in a trial that began Jan. 10 in a downtown courtroom just a few blocks from the scene of the crime.

Mohamud, a 21-year-old Somali American, was convicted of the only charge confronting him: trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faces a potential sentence of life in prison. The sentencing hearing was set for May 14.

Chief defense attorney Stephen R. Sady said he will appeal and will seek a "substantially reduced sentence" for Mohamud.

"We're disappointed with the verdict ... we obviously thought he was entrapped,'' Sady said. “We will pursue what remedies are available for him.’’

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/01/mohamed_mohamud_found_guilty_i.html#incart_maj-story-1

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:27 PM

1. His lawyers suck:

In court doctuments, Mohamud’s lawyers acknowledged that Mohamud pushed the cell phone buttons and joined in the plot. But they said he realizes what he did was wrong.

“He deeply regrets his actions,” they wrote, “and is humiliated and ashamed for what he said and did.”


May our criminal justice system rehabilitate him so that he will be a shining model of the fate that awaits those who wage war on Christmas

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