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Chelsea bomber sentenced to life for attacks in New York and New Jersey

[JURIST] Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced [press release] to two life terms in prison for both his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on September 17, 2016.

Rahimi placed two explosive devices in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, one of which detonated and caused injuries to more than 30 people as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage. He was convicted [JURIST report] in federal court in October 2017 on eight counts, including use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a public place, destroying property by means of explosives and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence.

In addition to the life sentences in prison, Rahimi was also ordered to pay $562,803 in restitution. He has also been charged in New Jersey with allegedly attempting to detonate explosives there.

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