Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

"There is no comparison between the grievances that you may feel and the actions you took".

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. on December 20.

"It's really hard to square the way you appear in court to that other behavior", Berman said.

In court, Rahimi echoed his father's remarks, seeming to blame the Federal Bureau of Investigation for not stopping him sooner.

Rahimi was also ordered to pay $563,000 to victims.

"The nature of the crime was heinous, wanton and life-threatening.it's inexplicable that anyone would do that intentionally", U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said, according to CNN.

He allegedly placed a small pipe bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and then planted the two bombs in Chelsea.

Ahmad Rahimi, an Afghan-born US citizen convicted of planting bombs in NY and New Jersey. Rahimi was shot several times but survived. Police officers also were injured.

OH police officers shot, killed; suspect in custody
The Fraternal Order of Police of OH asks anyone who wishes to support the families to donate at GoFundMe.com/FOPLodge9HelpFund. Westerville police told Fox News the officers were "responding to a 911 hang-up call" when the shooting occurred.

"Less than a year-and-a-half after his attacks, Rahimi has now been tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison", said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

He described how his father went to law enforcement on multiple occasions to report suspicious behavior he had seen in his son, but ultimately felt let down.

Speaking during the sentencing hearing Rahimi said: "I don't harbour hate for anyone".

He was convicted last October. "He's proud of what he has done".

Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Rahami has not shown remorse and had tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest.

In late 2017, federal prosecutors said Rahimi provided inmates with copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials, including speeches by Osama bin Laden and militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki - both of whom were killed in 2011- along with bomb-making instructions, books on jihad, and issues of the al Qaeda-backed magazine Inspire, prosecutors said.

Rahimi's lawyer, Xavier Donaldson, argued that the court should impose a sentence of only 15 years or less on top of the mandatory 30-year and life terms.

The Brooklyn resident was hospitalized after the auto she was driving was rocked by the explosion. She's still being treated for muscle spasms in her back.

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