Mississippi woman to be sentenced on terrorism charges

A Mississippi woman who once sought to disguise a journey to join the Islamic State group as her honeymoon is scheduled to be sentenced on terrorism charges.

Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock will decide the sentence Thursday in Oxford, Mississippi.

Young faces up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime probation.

Her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, pleaded guilty March 11 to a similar charge and is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 24. Prosecutors have said Young, who converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University, prodded Dakhlalla into the plan.

The two were arrested in 2015 before boarding a flight from Columbus, Mississippi, with tickets for Istanbul.



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