Update 11:37 am, Oct. 1st, 2014: Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in prison in federal court.
Mohamud was 19 years old when he was arrested for trying to detonate a fake bomb supplied to him by undercover FBI agents in a sting operation. During his criminal trial in January 2013, a jury rejected the defense’s argument that the FBI entrapped Mohamud. He could now face up to life in prison, but his lawyers are pushing for a 10-year sentence.
OPB’s Kristian Foden-Vencil joins us from the Hatfield Federal Court House in Portland where the sentencing is taking place.