Benghazi Attacker Found Guilty Of Terrorism But Not Murder

Law360, Nashville (November 28, 2017, 7:42 PM EST) -- A Libyan national accused of orchestrating the deadly 2012 attacks against a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was convicted Tuesday on terrorism-related charges, but acquitted of murder charges, avoiding the death penalty.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah — alternatively spelled Khattala — was found guilty by a jury Tuesday on several charges related to the September 2012 attacks, which killed four Americans including an ambassador, a staffer and two security staff. The charges include destroying property, possessing a firearm as part of a violent crime and providing...
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