Skip to comments.Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootings (Al-Qaida perp now pleads guilty)
Posted on 01/22/2010 3:19:41 PM PST by Libloather
Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootings
By By Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press
Friday, January 22, 2010 5:11 p.m.
A prosecutor said Friday that he wont waive the death penalty in the slaying of a soldier outside an Arkansas military recruiting center after the suspect asked to change his plea and claimed ties to al-Qaida.
Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said he still planned to move forward with the June trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad, who faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges. Pvt. William Long of Conway was killed in the June 1 shooting in Little Rock. Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula of Jacksonville was wounded.
Muhammad has sent a letter to the judge in his case asking to change his plea to guilty. In the two-page, handwritten letter, Muhammad claims that he is affiliated with an al-Qaida offshoot in Yemen.
My lawyer has no defense, Muhammad wrote in the two-page letter, dated Jan. 12. I wasnt insane or post-traumatic nor was I forced to do this act.
Muhammad wrote that he believed the shooting was justified under Islamic law.
Muhammads attorney says that under Arkansas law prosecutors would have to agree to waive the death penalty for a judge to consider the request. Jegley said Friday that he still planned to go to trial June 7 in the case.
Mr. Muhammad is not calling the shots and I dont care what he says or what he writes, Jegley said Friday. None of that makes a difference in my analysis of the case. Hes not the person whos in charge of the prosecution.
This was a jihad: attack on infidel forces. That didnt go as plan. Flat out truth, Muhammad wrote in the letter.
(Excerpt) Read more at arkansasonline.com ...
Sounds good to me...let’s just march him off to the gallows. Save the taxpayers $$$$$$$$.
Enhanced interrogation in order. Then ship him off to Guantanamo to double agent with the hard boy bend over reach
arounders there before you execute him.
Why isn’t this terrorist in an orange jump suit and shackled hands and feet, with a connecting chain between the two?
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