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Jose Padilla Convicted by U.S. Jury in Terror Case

Sick Bastard should be exploded like he wanted to do to Americans!
Notice how they have his greiving mother blaming Bush in the 3rd paragraph in!

Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) — Jose Padilla was convicted of terrorism-conspiracy charges in a victory for the Bush administration, which held him in a military prison as an enemy combatant for more than three years.

Padilla, 36, a U.S. citizen, and two co-defendants were found guilty today by a federal jury in Miami of conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, conspiring to provide support to terrorist groups and providing such support. They could be sentenced to as much as life in prison. An earlier accusation that Padilla plotted to explode a radioactive “dirty bomb” wasn’t included in the charges.

“We can appeal,” Padilla’s mother, Estela Lebron, told reporters. “I don’t know how they could find him guilty. There were 300,000 calls and there’s no evidence he spoke in code” in the phone calls recorded by investigators. “George Bush won today,” she said.

Padilla’s conviction after a three-month trial gives a boost to President George W. Bush’s war on terrorism following a series of setbacks in U.S. courts. In three cases since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Supreme Court has put limits on presidential power to determine the fate of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The high court will hear another case later this year.

Padilla’s two co-defendants, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, were convicted of the same charges. The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated for a day and a half. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke scheduled sentencing for Dec. 5.

Courtesy Bloomberg

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