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Guilty: Man convicted for plotting to kill conservative blogger

David Wright faces life in prison when sentenced

October 19, 2017 - 9:36 am

An Everett man has been convicted of terrorism-related charges. Prosecutors claim David Wright plotted to behead conservative American blogger Pamela Geller for organizing a Texas Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in 2015.

Wright was convicted on all charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (ISIS). Wright testified he used Islamic State group propaganda to get attention, and not think his uncle was serious about the plot. Wright’s uncle, Ussamah Rahim was shot and killed by Boston police after lunging at them with a knife in 2015. A third man connected to the plot pleaded guilty last year. The 28-year-old faces life in prison when sentenced.

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