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Washington (CNN) - A man convicted in a terror plot targeting a Seattle military facility has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Walli Mujahidh pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to commit murder and to use weapons of mass destruction to attack recruits at the military entrance processing center in Seattle.
Officials say the planned attack could have been very destructive.
Mujahidh's attorney says he suffers from a mental disorder. The devastating nature of this attack would have been terrible. We would've been Connecticut before there was Connecticut.
That certainly, as the court stated, doesn't excuse his behavior, but it was a part of why he was seduced into doing what he did.
This sends a very strong message to others who would harm us. In simple words: Don't, don't try.
Mujahidh's accomplice, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was sentenced to 18 years in prison last month.