Ex- bin Laden aide sentenced to life for NY prison guard stabbing

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New York, Sept 1 (ANI): A former aide of Osama bin Laden, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing a New York City prison guard while waiting for a terrorism trial in 2000.

According to The New York Post, Federal Judge Deborah Batts pronounced the verdict in connection with the stabbing of guard Louis Pepe, which left him brain-damaged and blind in one eye.

A federal appeals court said the judge should have imposed a terrorism enhancement to increase the sentence when she first sentenced Salim in 2004. At the time, she gave him a 32-year prison term.

Salim was brought to the U.S. after his 1998 arrest for a trial in the August 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. The attacks killed 224 people, including dozens of Americans. (ANI)

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