'Jihad Jane's' foiled plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks

Associated Press
This June 26, 1997 file booking photo provided by the Tom Green County Jail in San Angelo, Texas, shows Colleen R. LaRose, also known as Jihad Jane. LaRose's sentencing hearing starts Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. LaRose admits she plotted to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended Muslims. Prosecutors will seek a long sentence Monday, despite her extensive cooperation. (AP Photo/Tom Green County Jail, File)

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A troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she had been consumed by thoughts of a Muslim holy war.

Colleen LaRose, 50, faced a potential life term. But Chief U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker gave her credit for her guilty plea and her help in the indictment of two others.

Prosecutors asked for decades in prison, fearing she remains highly vulnerable to manipulation. But LaRose told the judge, "I don't want to be into jihad no more." (AP)



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