On Monday, September 28th, David Wright, 51, was resentenced in a Boston courtroom for swearing his allegiance to ISIS.
Last year, Wright was sentenced to 28 years in prison for trying to help ISIS kill Americans, however, that count was overturned.
According to TheBostonCalendar:
“The First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Wright’s conviction on conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization charge because ‘the evidence . . . fails to show that there was ‘overwhelming’ evidence that Wright had conspired to kill Geller and others ‘at the direction of’ ISIS,” Justice David J. Barron wrote.”
Today, Wright was resentenced to 30 years, 25 years for the conspiracy charge and five years for obstruction.
Wright, along with his uncle, and Nicholas Rovinski, were accused of plotting to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller, who had been critical of Islam.
Wrights uncle was killed in 2015, after a confrontation with police.
Geller wrote a victim impact statement urging the judge to increase Wrights sentence to life in prison.
“There is no assurance that anyone can possibly give me that if he is released from prison at any time in the future, that he would not resume his quest to kill me and my relatives,”
According to Wcvb5, during his trial, Wright claimed he was only engaging in what he called an “ISIS Role Play Fantasy.”
Federal Judge Douglas Woodlock said Monday:
“There are some things that you don’t role play,”
Wright gave a statement that almost showed his repentance on Monday, he said:
“I’m an imperfect creature like everyone else … I have learned more about myself in the last three years incarcerated, than in my 30 years of life,”
He’s currently imprisoned in Indiana.