COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man who admitted that he plotted to kill the military in the US
Defendant Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH’-mahn shayk moh-HAH’-mud), of Columbus, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to supporting terrorism and making false statements to the authorities.
Judge James Graham on Friday set a Dec. 1 sentencing date for Mohamud. The new date follows Graham’s decision in August to delay the sentencing for the collection of more information.
Since then, the court has asked about the underlying psychological factors that led Mohamud to the graph of the attacks, and about the possible treatment programs.
Prosecutors are seeking a 23-year sentence, saying Mohamud tried to cover up dangerous terrorist activities.
Mohamud asks for leniency, saying he left his attack plans.