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The Latest: Man apologizes to blogger for beheading plot

BOSTON – The Latest on the conviction of a man sentenced for plotting to behead a conservative blogger who organized a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest (all times are local):

4:20 pm

A Massachusetts man convicted of plotting to behead a conservative blogger, on behalf of the Islamic State the group has apologized to her for enforcement of the law and his family.

David Wright cried as he addressed the court Tuesday before the judge sentenced him to 28 years in prison for his role in the terror of the group-inspired conspiracy to kill New York city resident Pamela Geller, who organized Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, in 2015.

Prosecutors had requested a life sentence for the 28-year-old Wright.

Wright denounced the Islamic State group and said he wants others to learn from his mistakes.

The judge told Wright he embraced a “monstrous evil,” but it is not a “monster.”

Geller says she is disappointed Wright is not the life, but is happy that he’ll at the very least behind bars for the rest of her life.

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2:30 pm

A conservative blogger from New York, says a Massachusetts man convicted of leading an Islamic State group-inspired plot to behead her, should be sentenced him to life in prison.

Blogger Pamela Geller told a judge Tuesday it is “impossible to overstate the destruction” defendant David Wright has brought to her life.

Geller organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, in 2015. She says that she is forced to live in fear and spend tens of thousands of dollars on security since the beheading of the plot was exposed.

Members of the jury found Wright guilty of conspiracy to commit material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and other crimes.

Wright’s lawyers ask for 16 years to his sentence. Wright suggests he doesn’t really have the support of the Islamic State of the group and was living in a fantasy world.

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