Jury Convicts Bosnia-Born Muslim in Plot to Bomb New York Subway

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A federal jury has convicted a Bosnian-born man of attempting to bomb the New York City subway in 2009.

Adis Medunjanin could spend the rest of his life in prison when he is sentenced in September.

The jury found him guilty of all nine counts of terrorism.

Medunjanin's attorneys told the court that he backed out of the plot to set off bombs in the country's busiest subway system. They admit that he traveled to Pakistan to join the Taliban, but had no intention to cause death and destruction in New York.

But federal prosecutors argued that Medunjanin and two co- defendants trained with al-Qaida and were encouraged to carry out a suicide bombing in the United States.

Other targets they looked at included the New York Stock Exchange, Grand Central Station, and Times Square.