Sentencing for 'JihadJane' postponed until May

Posted: December 19, 2012

A Montgomery County woman and two others are to be sentenced in May for their roles in a foiled terror plot based in Ireland.

Colleen LaRose, 48, of Pennsburg, who called herself "JihadJane" online, faces a life sentence for planning to kill a Swedish cartoonist. She has been in custody since surrendering to the FBI in 2009. Her sentencing - initially set for Wednesday - is now scheduled for May 7.

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez of Colorado and Mohammad Hassan Khalid of Maryland are due in court May 9. Each faces up to 15 years in prison for conspiring to provide material aid to terrorists.

Authorities have said that Khalid, a high school honors student from Ellicott City, Md., had a secret life online devoted to jihadist causes, and that Paulin-Ramirez helped the cause by marrying an Algerian terror suspect. - AP

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