NYC man sentenced to life in subway terror plot

NEW YORK (AP) - November 16, 2012

Adis Medunjanin received the sentence Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of receiving al-Qaida training in Pakistan before agreeing to strap on backpack bombs for a strike a few days before the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Admitted mastermind Najibullah Zazi and another man both pleaded guilty and testified against the 28-year-old Medunjanin.

Medunjanin's defense told jurors he only intended to fight with the Taliban, not become an al-Qaida operative.

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