No sentence reduction for man convicted in 2015 Texas attack

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 10:15:35-04

PHOENIX — A judge refused to reduce the 30-year prison sentence for an Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, even though one of his convictions was dismissed after it was discovered the FBI withheld surveillance video at his trial.

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Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem asked for a 7½-year prison term, but a judge declined to shave time off his sentence for his convictions related to the attack on the anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas.

The judge pointed out the seriousness of Kareem's remaining convictions and raised concerns about public safety if he were released early.

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