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Prosecutors seek 15 years for the 2nd man in beheading plot

BOSTON – prosecutors and defense attorneys are seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Rhode Island man who admitted to participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger, on behalf of the Islamic State of the group.

Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Boston. Rovinski pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy for his role in a plot to kill New York city resident Pamela Geller, who organized Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, in 2015.

Rovinski condemnation comes a day after the 28-year-old David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 28 years in prison. A jury convicted Wright in October after Rovinski testified against him.

Prosecutors say Wright is the “brain” of the Islamic State-inspired plot.

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