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Two linked to ‘extremist Muslim’ New Mexico compound wanted to attack the hospital, prosecutors say

Jany Leveille, left, and Siraj Ibn Wahhaj , listening during a detention hearing in Taos, N. M. court earlier this month.

A couple accused of training children to carry out mass shootings in an “extremist Muslim” compound in the desert of New Mexico, a single of a hospital in Atlanta as a goal before the police arrested them, according to court documents filed Friday.

Prosecutors in Taos County, citing interviews with 11 children on the compound earlier this month claimed in the filing that Jany Leveille wanted to ‘ confront ‘corrupt’ institutions or individuals … and reveal the ‘truth’ to these corrupt institutions or individuals.”

According to the prosecutor, one of the kids said Leveille “specifically” called Grady Hospital as a “corrupt” setting. They added that Leveille “expressed her displeasure with Grady Hospital … due to the treatment that she and her mother received.”

The filing also said investigators recovered a 10-page, handwritten document entitled “Phases of a Terrorist Attack” of the New Mexico compound. The document contains instructions for the one-time terrorist,” but it was not clear whether a specific target was mentioned.

The authorities also said Leveille and her partner, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, “would laugh and joke about dying in the Jihad.”

Prosecutors also outlined the allegations that Wahhaj and his 3-year-old son, Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, left Georgia without prescription drugs the boy needed for the treatment of serious health problems, including seizures that resulted from a lack of oxygen and blood flow at birth.

The declaration stated that Leveille and Wahhaj witnessed the boy attacks and knew that he had a diagnosed epileptic, but apparently gave him no medication, and took no measures to seek the right medical care.

Prosecutors brought an extensive report of the child death written in a journal entry she attributed to Leveille, what shows that Abdul-ghani died at the end of December 2017 as the exhausted boy’s heartbeat faded in and out during a religious ritual, accompanied by a reading of the Qur’an and that are focused on the eradication of demonic spirits.

The boy remains were found Aug. 6 in an underground tunnel on the compound.

The prosecutors submitted the document as part of their appeal of a district a court of law that can lead to at least three of the five adult defendants in the case to be released on house arrest with ankle bracelet monitors.

Judge Sarah Backus said the previous evidence provided by the prosecutors was troubling, but not a clear threat to the public safety of the suspects, who have no criminal record. On Friday, the public prosecutor said that their new facts were proved Leveille “and possibly others of the defendants may suffer from dangerous delusions … [and] … the history of the endangering the welfare of children.”

In addition to the cost of child neglect against her, Leveille also is being held on an accusation by federal immigration authorities that they exceeded her non-immigrant visitor visa after that 20 years ago in the United States from her native Haiti. She was back Thursday to Taos from a federal holding facility in Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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