Teen Jihadist Nets 20 Years, Parole Okay in 10, for Mass-Murder Plot

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Azizi-Yarand spent more than $1,400 buying weapons and tactical gear, and had been conducting surveillance of the mall. Now he awaits his next opportunity: his attorney said that Azizi-Yarand thinks the plea deal is "fair" and he is ready to begin his prison term. (AP photo)

Fox News – A Dallas teenager pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall. A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand, 18, to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terrorist threat.

State and federal prosecutors announced he is eligible for parole after serving 10 years. Azizi-Yarand, arrested last May, plotted to shoot civilians and police in a rampage authorities said was timed to coincide with Ramadan.

IS called on supporters to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month. . . .(he) tried to recruit others to participate in the shooting, and he planned to explain it with the release of a “message to America.”

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