A Minneapolis jury has found three young Twin Cities men guilty of conspiring to support a foreign terrrorist organization and of conspiracy to commit murder abroad in one of the largest ISIL-related prosecutions to reach a federal trial.
The three defendants — Abdirahman Daud, 22; Mohamed Farah, 22; and Guled Omar, 21 — now face sentences of up to life in federal prison.
As the verdict was read to a hushed federal courtroom at 1:30, relatives of the three young men could be heard weeping in the gallery, while other spectators left the courtroom in tears. Omar placed one hand over his face and his attorney, Glenn Bruder, quietly shook his head.
On a list of separate charges, the jury found Farah guilty of making false statements to federal authorities; but found Daud not guilty of perjury.
Read more: Minneapolis Star-Tribune