El Shafee Elsheikh convicted in connection with hostages’ deaths

BUT ADDS SHE’D LIKE TO SEE THE COUNTRY DO MORE TO HELP THE 60 AMERICANS STILL BEING HERO HOSTAGE OVERSEAS. JAMES FOLEY’S MOTH ER DIANE … HAPPY TO HEAR THE VERDICT HANDED DOWN THURSDAY BY A FEDERAL JURY … CONVICTING EL SHAFEE ELSHEIKH ONS LESHEIKH ONS. .. RELATED TO THE DEATHS OF FOUR AMERICAN HOSTAGES – INCLUDING JAMES FOLEY FROM ROCHESTER AND KIMBL AL UNION ACADEMY GRADUATE STEVEN SOTLOFF. DIANE AND JAMES ‘BROTHER MICHAEL FOLEY TESTIFIED DURING … ABOUT THE RANSOM DEMANDS ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS MADE IN 2012 AND 2013 … AFTER JAMES HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED IN SYRIA. THE TERRORISTS WANTED THE FOLEYS TO ORCHESTRATE THE RELEASE OF MUSLIM PRISONERS … OR PAY 100-MILLION EUROS A DEMAND THE FOLEYS SAY THEY KNEW WAS UNREASONABLE … AS THEY HAD NO ABILITY TO SECURE EITHER. S. IT TOOK JURORS JUST FOUR HOURS TO FIND HIM GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES. 31 ELSHEIKH WAS CONVICTED ON EIGHT COUNTS OF KIDNAPPING D COANNSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURD

Islamic State fighter convicted in connection with deaths of James Foley, 3 other American hostages

El Shafee Elsheikh found guilty Thursday

One of the men accused of killing New Hampshire journalist James Foley in Syria has been found guilty.British national El Shafee Elsheikh was a member of the Islamic State group and took 26 westerners captive a decade ago.A jury found Thursday that his actions resulted in the deaths of Foley and Kimball Union Academy graduate Steven Sotloff, as well as two other Americans.James Foley’s mother, Diane Foley said she is relieved by the verdict and feels that justice is being served. She and her son’s brothers testified in the trial about the ransom demands the Islamic State terrorists made in 2012 and 2013 after they had kidnapped him in Syria, where James Foley was working as a freelance journalist.Previous trial coverage: Prosecutors tell jury man was 1 of 3 ‘Beatles’ hostage- takers whose scheme led to James Foley’s death Witnesses describe hostages’ despair at trial of former Islamic State fighterFamily of slain New Hampshire journalist testifies about ransom demandsSurviving hostage describes ordeal in ISIS captivity at trial of suspectProsecutor: Leader of ISIS cell that held hostages, including James Foley, was uncommonly brutal “It’s a huge relief. Huge relief,” she said. “I mean, we’re exhausted. This has been quite an ordeal. So, we are very relieved and very grateful for all the good people that got us to this point. But it does not bring our kids home, so you know , it’s a mixed emotion. “Diane Foley said the Islamic State terrorists told her that in order to have her son released, they would have to orchestrate the exchange and release of Muslim prisoners or pay 100 million euros, a demand the Foleys said they knew was unreasonable because they had no ability to secure either. Elshiekh was known as one of “the Beatles,” a nickname given to him and two other captors known for their distinct British accents. It took jurors four hours to find Elshiekh guilty on all eight charges he faced, which revolved around the deaths of Foley, Sotloff, Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller. Elsheikh is scheduled to be formally sentenced in August. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison.Fellow IS member, Alexenda Kotey, who already pleaded guilty, will be sentenced later this month.

One of the men accused of killing New Hampshire journalist James Foley in Syria has been found guilty.

British national El Shafee Elsheikh was a member of the Islamic State group and took 26 westerners captive a decade ago.

A jury found Thursday that his actions resulted in the deaths of Foley and Kimball Union Academy graduate Steven Sotloff, as well as two other Americans.

James Foley’s mother, Diane Foley said she is relieved by the verdict and feels that justice is being served. She and her son’s brothers testified in the trial about the ransom demands the Islamic State terrorists made in 2012 and 2013 after they had kidnapped him in Syria, where James Foley was working as a freelance journalist.


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“It’s a huge relief. Huge relief,” she said. “I mean, we’re exhausted. This has been quite an ordeal. So, we are very relieved and very grateful for all the good people that got us to this point. But it does not bring our kids home, so you know , it’s a mixed emotion. “

Diane Foley said the Islamic State terrorists told her that in order to have her son released, they would have to orchestrate the exchange and release of Muslim prisoners or pay 100 million euros, a demand the Foleys said they knew was unreasonable because they had no ability to secure either.

Elshiekh was known as one of “the Beatles,” a nickname given to him and two other captors known for their distinct British accents.

It took jurors four hours to find Elshiekh guilty on all eight charges he faced, which revolved around the deaths of Foley, Sotloff, Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.

Elsheikh is scheduled to be formally sentenced in August. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison.

Fellow IS member, Alexenda Kotey, who already pleaded guilty, will be sentenced later this month.

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