Government: Times Square bomber plotted 2nd attack

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 29, 2010 21:20

NEW YORK — The Pakistani man who planted a car bomb in Times Square boasted that he thought it would kill at least 40 people and that he planned to detonate a second bomb two weeks after the first, prosecutors said Wednesday as they released a video in which the former financial analyst said he had hoped "to join my brothers in jihad" ever since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Faisal Shahzad should get life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 5, prosecutors said in a filing, arguing that he "had every intention of delivering a powerful and terrorizing strike to the heart of New York City."

The government noted that Shahzad showed no remorse when he pleaded guilty after confessing to investigators.

In fact, prosecutors wrote, "he spoke with pride about what he and his coconspirators had done."


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