Remember the Mississippi woman who sought to disguise a planned journey to join the Islamic State on her honeymoon? Well, she just received a sentence by a federal judge to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Young had faced up to 20 years in prison.
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Her parents pleaded for leniency at Thursday’s hearing. Young, amid sobs, said she was ashamed of her actions. Her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, pleaded guilty March 11 to a similar charge and is set to be sentenced Aug. 24. Prosecutors have said Young, who converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University, had prodded Dakhlalla into the plan.