United States: Suburban teenager Adel Daoud could have faced the rest of his life in prison after he attempted to detonate a 1,000-pound car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar, then solicited the murder of the FBI agent who had posed as a terrorist to catch him.
Instead, more than 6 ½ years after his arrest, Daoud caught a break from a federal judge — one that potentially gives him his life back.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Monday sentenced Daoud, 25, to 16 years in prison following a marathon three-day hearing last week at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.
In handing down a sentence less than half of the 40-year term requested by prosecutors, Coleman said she was essentially dealing with a different person from the “awkward” and giggly teen who first appeared before her in 2012.