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‘Jihad Jane’ Gets 10 Years in Prison for Terrorism Plot

Colleen LaRose, the Pennsylvania woman who used the alias “Jihad Jane,” was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist who ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad.

U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker imposed the sentence today in federal court in Philadelphia. LaRose, 50, pleaded guilty in February 2011 to conspiring to provide support to terrorists and commit murder in a foreign country. She has been jailed since her arrest in October 2009. With credit for time served, LaRose might be released in about five years, defense attorney Mark Wilson said after the hearing.