Offbeat Lawyer for Ohio terrorism suspect seeks reduced sentence
Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal in slaying of 3
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined the appeal of an Ohio inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the 1994 slaying of three people. The court's Tuesday decision involves the case of Kevin Keith. He is serving a life sentence for killing two women and a 4-year-old girl in what prosecutors said was retaliation for his arrest in a drug sweep.Lawyers for Keith say the personnel file of a state forensics investigator who worked on his case contains allegations she had a habit of providing police departments answers they wanted in cases.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A reduced prison sentence is appropriate for an Ohio man who tried to help the Islamic State group, a defense attorney argued ahead of a June 7 sentencing, citing the defendant's youth, his remorse and his mental health struggles.
Man who encouraged attack on UK's Prince George admits terrorism charges
<p>A British man who suggested Islamist militants should target 4-year-old Prince George — destined to be Britain's future king — pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses.</p>Husnain Rashid, 32, posted information on the Telegram messaging service to encourage jihadis to carry out attacks, along with information to help them with possible targets such as soccer stadiums.
At issue is the case of Aaron Daniels of Columbus, who pleaded guilty last July to a charge accusing him of attempting to travel to Libya to join the group.
Defense attorney George Chaney asked for a two-year sentence and five years of supervision afterward in a court filing last month.
Daniels, now 21, was doing well in high school until he began suffering from schizophrenia, and was affected by that illness when he was communicating online with extremists, Chaney said. Daniels initially looked for sponsorship to help him with his goal of becoming an Islamic scholar, but was then exploited by extremists trying to radicalize American youth, a May 11 court filing said.
Online recruitment of young people to join Islamic State has been an ongoing issue and concern for authorities in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Carjacking suspect in California crashes into several cars in dramatic video
A carjacking suspect in Southern California was arrested on Wednesday after crashing into several cars during a wild police chase that was captured on video.A man driving erratically on a California freeway carjacked one vehicle then tried to carjack another before leading police on a wild chase that was captured on video, authorities said.
Those extremists "exploited his fragile mental state and corrupted his desire to serve Islam in a heroic way," Chaney said. Daniels "is eternally sorry and ashamed that he participated in the planning of these acts, and cannot to this day believe that he let it get as far as it did."
Authorities say Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State operative in January 2016 to a Beirut intermediary for now-deceased Islamic State recruiter and attacks planner Abu Isa Al-Amriki, and told an undercover informant he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.
The complaint said at various times Daniels, who went by the aliases Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusuf, expressed interest in traveling to Afghanistan and Syria to wage war before settling on Libya.
Daniels also worked with a man who carried out a February 2016 machete attack at a Columbus restaurant owned by an Israeli. In that incident, Mohamed Barry injured four people before he fled and then was fatally shot by police when he lunged at them with the weapon.
Reggie Bush’s civil lawsuit seeks damages after 2015 injury in St. Louis
Reggie Bush’s civil lawsuit against the owners and operators of the former Edward Jones Dome and the now Los Angeles Rams began in a St. Louis courtroom Tuesday. The former NFL running back claims he injured his knee, ending his season, when he slipped on a “concrete ring of death” as he was pushed out of bounds in a November 1, 2015, game against the Rams.Bush played for the 49ers at the time.He played 13 games for Buffalo in 2016 but had only 12 carries.“You can see, it’s like all of a sudden he’s running on an ice rink,” Bush’s lawyer Tim Cronin told jurors in opening statements, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The FBI said they couldn't find evidence the attack was orchestrated terrorism. In the aftermath, Daniels relayed news of the attack to an undercover informant "in an approving fashion," prosecutors said in a May 29 court filing.
In June 2016, Daniels told an undercover informant he wanted to go to Islamic State territory in Libya "so I could support the jihad there," according to a criminal complaint against Daniels.
Daniels was arrested in Columbus as he prepared to fly to Libya via Houston and Trinidad.
Federal prosecutors acknowledge Daniels' mental health problems, although they say there's also evidence that Daniels is exaggerating his psychological problems. A sentence of at least 15 years and up to 17, with lifetime supervision, is the appropriate punishment, they say.
Daniels "had sufficient clarity of mind to lie to law enforcement officers in order to deflect attention from himself when necessary and deceive them about his true intentions," prosecutors say.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at https://twitter.com/awhcolumbus.
ISIS sympathizer given life sentence for deadly Sweden truck attack .
<p>An Uzbek man who plowed through a crowd in Stockholm last year with a stolen truck — killing five people — will spend the rest of his life in prison.</p>An Uzbek man who plowed through a crowd in Stockholm last year with a stolen truck — killing five people in what he said was a revenge attack for Sweden fighting against ISIS — will now spend the rest of his life in prison.
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