After six days of deliberations, the sequestered jury in the U.S. District Court in Camden convicted the five men of conspiracy and related weapons charges. They were acquitted of the attempted murder charge.
Each faces up to life in prison on the conspiracy charge. Under terrorism laws, prosecutors may seek an enhanced sentence of life without parole. Sentencing was set for April 22 and 23.
The sister of one of the defendants addressed the press and said, “The only reason they put five kids in jail is because they are Muslim.”
She must be talking about the longstanding practice of federal law enforcement officers regularly rounding up Muslim kids and putting them in jail.