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Bombings case defendant wants to return to family

Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty in bombings case tells NY judge he always opposed violence

Bombings case defendant wants to return to family

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian attorney who pleaded guilty in connection to the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa has told a judge preparing to sentence him that he has always opposed violence and wants to return to his family.

A letter from Adel Abdul Bary was included in court papers filed Friday. It was the same day a co-defendant died, just before his New York trial was to start.

Bary pleaded guilty in September to making death threats against Americans. His surprising plea deal called for him to face no more than 25 years in prison. He can also receive credit for the 15 years he has been incarcerated and serve the remainder of his term in another country. His sentencing is set for Jan. 12.

Updated : 2021-09-17 00:05 GMT+08:00