AP News Menu

Texan gets 25 years in prison for Saudi envoy plot
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:48

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has sentenced a Texas man to 25 years in prison for plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.

Manssor Arbabsiar was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan.

The 58-year-old Arbabsiar pleaded guilty last year. Authorities say he went to Mexico at the direction of the Iranian military in 2011 to arrange the assassination attempt. The plot never went any further.

Prosecutors had sought the 25-year sentence.

Defense attorneys say he suffers from a mental disorder that clouded his judgment. They argued the sentence should be no more than 10 years.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]


Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles