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CONWAY, Ark. — The man accused of killing a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "tortured" and "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
reply to post by jd140
Ummmm,Ummmmm no circular logic there, is there? I can't wait to read this lawyers opening statement to see how he is going to use it as grounds for a defense!!
Originally posted by Retseh
It takes years to radicalize someone.
He was in that jail what, 12 weeks.
It's not like this diseased individual was mentally retarded either (the usual defence, along with abuse during childhood) - he was studying for a degree when he took off to the Yemen.
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
I live in the area, and I really think this poor kid was triggered by something outside his control - he acted before he could stop himself.
Let's hope there is no more need for further deaths.
It might take a while to undo the "programming" he experienced.
I hope he gets the treatment he needs and a second chance.