Times Square Bomber Gets Life

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 8:00am

NEW YORK - The confessed Times Square Bomber got life in prison today.

A judge sentenced Faisal Shahzad for trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square last May.

Before sentencing, prosecutors used an FBI recreation of what investigators say would have happened if a bomb placed in an SUV by Shahzad would have gone off.

Prosecutors showed the widespread destruction and said Shahzad deserves the rest of his life in prison.

The judge clearly agreed.

In June, Shahzad pleaded guilty to all ten counts against him, including attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and of attempting acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

He allegedly received explosives training in Pakistan last December from an extremist group.

A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, Shahzad is accused of driving an SUV loaded with explosive into Times Square.

The bomb failed to detonate.  A street vendor noticed smoke coming from the vehicle and called police.

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