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Convicted Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Gets 2nd Life Sentence in Attempted Cop Killings

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NBC 4 New York

Convicted Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Gets 2nd Life Sentence in Attempted Cop Killings

The shooting occurred in Linden, New Jersey, two days after a bomb had exploded in New York's Chelsea neighborhood

An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City was sentenced Friday to another life sentence for the attempted murder of five cops stemming from a shootout with police in New Jersey in 2016.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi appeared briefly in state court in Elizabeth.

The shooting occurred in Linden, New Jersey, two days after a bomb had exploded in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.

In October, a jury convicted Rahimi on all 30 counts, involving attempted murder and multiple aggravated assault counts involving five officers, plus several weapons charges.

Rahimi is a U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan but grew up in New Jersey. He was previously convicted in a separate trial of planting two bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which detonated with enough force to hurl a 100-pound trash bin more than 120 feet, shatter windows and leave metal scraps strewn on the street.

Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/convicted-chelsea-bomber-ahmad-khan-rahimi-gets-2nd-life-sentence-in-attempted-cop-killings/2266059/