"Just over a year after his attacks, and following a fair and open trial, Rahimi now stands convicted of his crimes of terror by a unanimous jury of New Yorkers," Acting US Attorney Joon Kim announced in a press release on Monday. "As a result, he now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison."
Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a 29-year-old US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, faces a life sentence in prison. He faced several charges including the use of a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. Moreover, he was also accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey and shooting at the police before being captured.
On September 3, a total of 29 people were injured in an explosion that hit New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.
Another device was found in the region but it had failed to detonate.