Jordanian court sentences to death eight men linked to assassination of US official
Jordan's military court on Tuesday convicted eight men and sentenced them to death for the 2002 killing of a U.S. aid official in an attack linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.
Additionally, the court handed down jail terms ranging from three to 15 years for two other persons convicted in the attack, which killed Laurence Foley, 60, an Amman-based administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Foley was assassinated outside his Amman home on Oct. 28, 2002.
Col. Fawaz Buqour, the court's president, acquitted the 11th defendant, Numan al-Hirsh, saying there was no evidence to implicate him in the conspiracy, The AP reported.
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