Federal judge rejects man’s appeal in Fort Dix killing plot
A federal judge has rejected the latest appeal filed by a man convicted of plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix.
Mohamad Shnewer had argued that he received ineffective counsel.
But the judge rejected his arguments and found that the life sentence Shnewer received was due to Shnewer's beliefs in violent radical Islamic ideology, which led the court to find that he couldn't be rehabilitated.
The judge also denied Shnewer's bid to join an appeal by other co-defendants who say their attorney's coerced them into not testifying.
Shnewer was convicted in 2008. His trial lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
Three brothers also convicted in the case are awaiting a ruling on arguments that their attorneys were ineffective.
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