Uzbek man pleads guilty in plot to kill Obama

FILE -- An undated handout photo provided by the Shelby County, Ala., Sheriff's Dept. shows 22-year-old Ulugbek Kodirov, who is scheduled for a hearing Friday, Feb.10, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. A defense lawyer says the Uzbekistan national charged with supporting terrorism in a plot to kill President Barack Obama will plead guilty. Kodirov was indicted last year on a charge of threatening Obama's life and illegally possessing an automatic rifle. Federal authorities added an additional terror charge on Thursday. (AP Photo/Shelby County Sheriff's Dept.)

February 10, 2012 6:28:46 PM PST
A man from Uzbekistan who pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle claimed he was acting at the direction of an Islamic terror group in his home country.