Domestic Terrorism Prosecutions: From Mississippi to Upstate New York

Last Thursday, two material support defendants had important dates in federal district court. In the Northern District of Mississippi, Jaelyn Delshaun Young was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to ISIL. Meanwhile, in the Western District of New York, Emanuel L. Lutchman pleaded guilty to the same charge.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Young, a rare female terrorism defendant, was charged with conspiring with Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, her “hijjrah partner” and husband, to join ISIL.