Jordan sentences al-Qaida militant to 10 years in slaying of US diplomat

November 28, 2007 22:35


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Jordan's military court on Wednesday sentenced an al-Qaida militant to 10 years in prison for the 2002 slaying of a US diplomat in a retrial of the defendant, who had earlier been sentenced to death for the crime. Judges of the State Security Court concluded that while Mohammed Ahmed Youssef al-Jaghbeer was involved in terrorist actions, he did not intend to kill the envoy, Laurence Foley, who was gunned down outside his Amman home on October 28, 2002. Foley, 60, was an administrator for the US Agency for International Development. Jaghbeer, 36, was convicted in absentia in 2004 and sentenced to death.

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