Tags:

US Woman Due to Change Plea in Terrorism Case

Friday, 28 Jan 2011 06:49 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to kill in a foreign nation is due to change her not guilty plea in the case, according to a court document released Friday.

A change-of-plea hearing has been scheduled for Colleen LaRose, known as "Jihad Jane," on Feb. 1 in federal court in Philadelphia, the one-page notice said. Such notices typically occur when a defendant decides to change a plea from not guilty to guilty.

LaRose is accused of plotting with others over the Internet to kill a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed in a way that was offensive to Muslims, and of wanting to become a martyr to Islam.

LaRose, from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, has been in custody for more than a year. She used online pseudonyms such as "Jihad Jane" and "Fatima LaRose."

She pleaded not guilty in March after an unsealed federal grand jury indictment alleged that she recruited men online to wage "violent jihad" or holy war, in South Asia and Europe.

LaRose faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of the charges. (Reporting by James Vicini, Editing by Paul Simao)

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Remains Belong to Missing Virginia Student

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 18:32 PM

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month . . .

Foundation Run by Kerry's Wife Funds Anti-Israel Eatery

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 16:58 PM

A foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, is funding a radical anti-Israel, ant . . .

Two Dead, Three Critical in High School Shooting Near Seattle

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 14:47 PM

A student opened fire at a US school Friday, killing another student and injuring several others before taking his own l . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved