Junior Jihadi Gets 3 Year Sentence

MONTREAL — A Montreal teen convicted on two terrorism-related charges for attempting to join up with Islamic State militants was handed a three-year sentence Wednesday.

The boy, now 16, was found guilty in December on two charges: committing a robbery in association with a terror organization and planning to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group abroad.

Despite some reservations, youth court Judge Dominique Wilhelmy agreed to a joint recommendation of two years of supervision, with 16 months in a detention centre and another eight served in the community.