Attempted Backpack Bomber Gets Life Sentence

The Monroe County man accused of plotting to blow up a Key West beach in the name of ISIS will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his crime.

A Key West judge this afternoon gave Harlem Suarez the maximum sentence of life in prison.

A jury convicted the 23-year-old in January on knowingly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization charges.

He was arrested in 2015 when he accepted what he though was a bomb from an undercover FBI agent.

People coming to Suarez's defense tried to convince the judge to be lenient.

Suarez was offered a plea deal, which he rejected. 

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