New York airport bomb plotter given life sentence


NEW YORK — A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamist militant to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of participating in a plot to bomb New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

After a four-week trial, a federal jury in August found Abdul Kadir, 58, of Guyana, guilty of conspiring to blow up buildings, fuel tanks and pipelines at the airport in the New York City borough of Queens. He was convicted along with co-defendant Russel Defreitas, a U.S. citizen born in Guyana, who awaits sentencing.