MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has set sentencing dates in mid-November for eight of the nine men convicted for their roles in a group of Minnesotans who were accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis on Thursday set sentencing for Nov. 16 for Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, Abdirahman Yasin Daud and Guled Ali Omar. A jury found all three guilty June 3 of conspiracy to commit murder overseas. The charge carries a possible life sentence in prison.

Davis also scheduled sentencings for Nov. 14 and 15 for five of the six other defendants who reached plea deals with prosecutors at various points before the trial. Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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Comments (4)
  1. memphisgrass says:

    Be done with these dirt bags already, lock them up, forever.

  2. Dave Seavy says:

    They’ll live off the tax payer; get everything handed to them; expect us to bend all our laws and traditions to suit their whims and desires, then they want to do great harm to us. All the while, they’ll claim they’re being discriminated against for a list of made-up reasons.

    Lock them up and throw away the key. I also hope they are monitored very closely in prison. Otherwise they’ll just keep committing crimes from behind bars.

  3. Dan Mack says:

    That’s just mean. Our most elite Socialist Village leaders, Obama and Dayton, say that the Muslim terrorists are our friends, good neighbors. They just need some more free welfare cash. If you object to living with and paying for them you should leave the State.