Boston man guilty of supporting Islamic State in 2015 beheading plot

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 1:57 PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man on Wednesday was found guilty of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

David Wright, 28, was found guilty of all of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller, a plot that fell apart after Wright's uncle said he wanted to kill law enforcement officers instead and was shot dead by police.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; editing by Grant McCool)