Harrisburg man convicted of supporting ISIS sentenced to 13 years in prison
HARRISBURG, Pa. —
Jalil Aziz, 21, convicted of supporting the terrorist group ISIS, was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The sentencing came after Aziz plead guilty to charges relating to aiding a terrorist group after investigators say he was circulating a "kill list" using the social media platform Twitter.
Both sides say at the end of the day the sentence wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but they are pleased with what they got.
After a three-hour long hearing in federal court, a judge sentenced Aziz to slightly more than 13 years in federal prison and 12 years supervised release when he gets out.
It is reported that Aziz spoke in court to express his remorse and talk about his hard and troublesome upbringing.
The prosecutors in the case were asking for 25 years and say they are pleased he will at least be under supervision for that amount of time.
Aziz's representative says he was expecting less time, but know it could have been more than 13 years so they will take the decision.
"We're kind of relieved that it's not 30 years as the government was proposing," says family representative Kareem Abdus-Salaam. "There was a judge that was very sensitive to the facts, a judge that looked at the sentencing guidelines and really took into consideration the particulars of the case."
Aziz will also have to pay more than $6,600 in restitution.