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Man in pressure-cooker bomb plot case sentenced to 16 years

March 1, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

NJ.com reports Gregory Lepsky was sentenced Friday in federal court in Trenton.

The 22-year-old man pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. His plea agreement had called for a sentence of 16 to 19 years.

The judge also sentenced the Point Pleasant man to a lifetime of supervised release when he’s out.

Lepsky was arrested in 2017 for allegedly stabbing the family dog. A search turned up a pressure cooker and digital evidence of a plan to build and detonate a bomb in support of the Islamic State group.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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