NC Prosecutors Want Death Penalty for Alleged Islamic State Sympathizer

U.S. Department of Justice
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North Carolina prosecutors have announced they plan to seek the death penalty for an alleged Islamic State sympathizer accused of killing his neighbor.

A court indicted Justin Sullivan, 19, in February for the death of his neighbor, 74-year-old John Bailey Clark in December 2014.

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Authorities arrested Sullivan in June 2015 on charges of “attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, receipt of a silencer with intent to commit a felony, and possession of an unregistered silencer.”

Sullivan’s father turned him in.

He reportedly also planned to kill “1,000 Americans” at clubs or concerts and allegedly spoke with an undercover FBI agent about these attacks, offering to pay the agent to kill his father.

Clark’s family said the shut-in rarely answered the door, which made authorities believe he knew his attacker. The police found “a blood trail and drag marks going outside” and discovered Clark’s body “in a shallow grave with multiple gunshot wounds to the head from a small-caliber firearm.”


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