RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison on charges that he plotted to kill government witnesses who testified against him in his 2011 trial.
WRAL reported that Hysen Sherifi, 29, of Raleigh, was sentenced in Friday.
He told federal Judge Earl Britt about Islamic teachings, warning the judge he faced damnation.
Britt then sentenced him to four life sentences on top of 45 years for his involvement in a homegrown terrorist plot involving six Raleigh-area Muslims.
Britt said Sherifi destroyed the lives of his brother Shkumbin Sherifi and former special education teacher Nevine Aly Elshiekh.
They were scheduled for sentencing Friday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for hire at Hysen Sherifi’s urging last year.