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Nevine Aly Elshiekh

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge is allowing the release of a woman charged in a plot to behead witnesses who testified against a homegrown terrorist.

Judge Earl Britt in Raleigh said today he will allow bond for Nevine Aly Elshiekh, 46, of Raleigh out of respect for her elderly parents.

Britt said he would allow Elshiekh’s release once her family posted $1 million in cash or property, expected to take about a week.

She could be sent to prison for life if convicted.

Elshiekh was charged with helping to arrange the beheading deaths of three witnesses, who were not harmed.

The FBI says Elshiekh was acting on behalf of a man convicted in January of plotting to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., and targets overseas.

Credit: The Associated Press.