AWOL soldier gets life for Fort Hood bomb plot

AWOL soldier gets life for Fort Hood bomb plot

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM

WACO, Texas (AP) -- An AWOL soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Fort Hood troops has been sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Texas.

Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo received the punishment Friday in Waco.

Abdo told authorities he planned to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers last year. He was convicted in May on six federal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The 22-year-old represented himself at the sentencing.

Abdo was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested with bomb-making materials last summer at a Fort Hood-area motel.

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