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Jordanian man pleads guilty in Dallas bombing plot

Jordanian man pleads guilty in Dallas bombing plot

A Jordanian man has pleaded guilty to attempting to detonate what he thought was an active bomb beneath a downtown Dallas skyscraper.
Nineteen-year-old Hosam Smadi pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn deferred accepting the plea until the sentencing date, which was not immediately set.
If Lynn accepts the plea deal, Smadi faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge accusing Smadi of bombing a public place.
According to court papers, Smadi admitted leaving what he thought was a truck bomb in a garage beneath the 60-story Fountain Place in September. The device was a decoy provided by FBI agents posing as al-Qaida operatives.


Updated : 2021-04-16 07:40 GMT+08:00