Times Square suspect Faisal Shahzad pleads guilty

Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 9:53 [IST]

NY bomb: Faisal Shahzad pleads guilty

New York, Jun 22: Faisal Shahzad, the terror suspect who was arrested in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing plot, has pleaded guilty to all ten counts of terror charges slapped against him.

The 30-year-old Pakistani-American tried to blow up a car bomb in New York's Times Square on May 1.

According to the ten-count indictment, Shahzad was trained in Pakistan's restive tribal areas by militants affiliated with Pakistani Taliban, known as Tehrik-i-Taliban. The prosecutors also claimed that the Pakistan-origin man got the money for the terror attack from Pak militants.

Appearing for the second time in court, Faisal pleaded guilty to all charges, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, attempted use of a destructive device in a terrorist conspiracy and other conspiracy, explosives and weapons related charges.

If Faisal is convicted, he could face life imprisonment.

OneIndia News

 

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