A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to provide material support to ISIS and use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to the Ministry of Justice.
Harlem Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, a 23-year-old of Monroe County, Fla., was sentenced to life in prison for the use of a weapon of mass destruction and an explosive device.
Suarez is Facebook postings dating back to April 2015 included “extremist rhetoric” and promoted ISIS, federal prosecutors said.
Suarez also told an FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer of the bomb.” Evidence presented during the trial showed Suarez bought parts for a potential weapon of mass destruction, and planned to fill it with galvanized nails.
According to the u.s. department of justice, Suarez planned to hide the device in a backpack and detonate remotely with a mobile phone on a public beach in Key West.
Suarez was convicted on trial in Key West, Florida. on the 27th of January.
In addition to the life sentence for the use of a weapon of mass destruction, Suarez was sentenced to 20 years for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.
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