Seaside Bomber Sentenced To Life

Seaside Bomber Sentenced To Life

Seaside Bomber Sentenced To Life

At Rahimi's two-week trial, prosecutors said it was a "miracle" that nobody was killed in the September 17, 2016 attack.

Ahmad Rahimi was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison Tuesday after planting bombs in NY and New Jersey.

Rahimi was arrested and charged after he planted two pressure cooker bombs in Chelsea on September 17, 2016, according to the complaint.

"It's inexplicable that anyone would do that intentionally", Berman said.

"With the sentencing of Ahmad Khan Rahimi to multiple terms of life in prison, justice has been served", Cuomo said in a statement. Rahimi also placed a bomb in a garbage can at the finish line of a United States Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park, N.J., but the start time was delayed and no one was injured when the bomb exploded.

The first explosive threw a 100-pound dumpster more than 120 feet and sprayed hundreds of ball bearings and steel nuts that sliced through pedestrians' faces and legs. More than 30 people were injured, and they described that night in testimony at Rahimi's trial.

Pauline Nelson, a mother of four who was driving near the bomb when it went off, shot Rahimi daggers as she railed against his courtroom demeanor.

Rahimi wasn't charged with terrorism, but his father, Mohammad Rahimi, said he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to warn that his son may have been radicalized and the agency informed him his son wasn't engaged in terrorist behavior.

Rahimi was awaiting sentencing last month in the Metropolitan Correctional Center when prosecutors claimed to have found evidence that he was trying to radicalize a fellow inmate with al-Qaida propaganda smuggled into the prison. Rahimi was convicted by a jury in October of setting off weapons of mass destruction.

"Rahimi attempted to wreak havoc in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City".

Using fingerprints found inside the unexploded devices, authorities tied the Afghan-born USA citizen to a series of bombings that injured 30 across the area. In an interview with WNBC, his father called him a terrorist. "His clear intention was to take as many lives as possible".

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