David Headley gets 35 years in jail

Posted on Fri , 25 Jan '13

David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani- American who had admitted scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and later agreed to testify against the plotters to avoid the death penalty, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a Chicago court. The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, was the maximum sought by federal prosecutors. The Mumbai attacks in 2008 killed 166 people, including six Americans. Headley, a 52-year-old U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, admitted videotaping sites that were targeted by the Mumbai attackers. Meanwhile in India the U.S court verdict was received with disappointment.

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