Seaside Bomber Sentenced To Life


Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Rahami has not shown remorse and had tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest.

Rahimi, prosecutors said, gave inmates copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials, including speeches and lectures by al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, a USA -born cleric who inspired attacks on America and was killed in a US airstrike in September 2011.

In his 15-minute address to the court, Rahimi not once apologized for the bombing.

Rahimi is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley immediately followed Rahimi, saying he had just "blamed everyone else" after causing so much destruction through crimes "fueled by hate". "My father went to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on multiple occasions".

Like the bombs found the next day at a train station in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, however, this device was discovered before detonation.

The first explosive threw a 100-pound dumpster more than 120 feet and sprayed hundreds of ball bearings and steel nuts that sliced through pedestrians' faces and legs. The other bomb, four blocks north, was discovered and rendered safe before it could explode. Discs of the materials were found in two inmates' possession.

Pauline Nelson, 48, of Brooklyn, stepped to the podium.

"You laugh with your lawyer". "You might have grievances, and they might be genuine, but there's no comparison between those slights or grievances you might have and the acts you undertook as the Chelsea bomber".

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A man examines the damage on 23rd St. and 6th Avenue after a bomb was detonated

"You have no remorse for what you did", she said.

The verdict resulted in a mandatory life sentence.

A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison, telling him she's an immigrant too.

During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence - including DNA and fingerprints - linking Rahimi to the bombs that were placed in New Jersey and NY.

Rahimi - a father of three who had worked in his family's fried-chicken restaurant - was not charged with terrorism, but his father said he has no doubt that's what fueled his son.

Rahimi, 30, said nothing about the victims of the September 2016 blast in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30 people - which prosecutors noted in asking for the maximum sentence.

Rahimi even laughed during the conversation, prosecutors claimed.

"Innocent people on a Saturday night, it is inexplicable that anybody would do that deliberately". "He then walked away. His clear intention was to take as many lives as possible".



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