'Jihad Jane' faces life sentence for terror plot

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Colleen LaRose

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and helped suspected terrorists overseas faces the possibility of life in prison at her sentencing this week in the U.S.

A federal judge must decide if 50-year-old Colleen LaRose presented a real threat or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with U.S. passports.

LaRose admits she plotted to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended Muslims. Prosecutors will seek a long sentence Monday, despite her extensive cooperation.

LaRose, who called herself "Jihad Jane" in videos posted on YouTube, returned from Ireland in 2009 to surrender to the FBI.

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