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Prosecutors to appeal would-be bomber's 16-year sentence

Prosecutors to appeal would-be bomber's 16-year sentence Photo: AP

June 19, 2019 08:51 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to appeal the 16-year prison sentence given to a man for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar in 2012.

Prosecutors requested a 40-year sentence for Adel Daoud, who entered an Alford plea last November.

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U.S. Attorney John Lausch on Wednesday filed notice with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of plans to appeal Daoud's sentence. A spokesman for Lausch had no comment on the decision.

Daoud's attorney, Thomas Durkin, is calling the move to appeal the sentencing "a cruel, wrong-headed and stupid decision."

In imposing the sentence last month on the 25-year-old Daoud, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman criticized the FBI for appearing to take advantage of Daoud's extreme immaturity.

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