American gets 35 years for Mumbai attack

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An American citizen was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping Islamist terrorists kill 160 people in India in 2008.

David Coleman Headley, 52, was sentenced Jan. 24 in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the Associated Press reported.

Headley, who is of Pakistani heritage, was arrested in October 2009 and agreed to cooperate with U.S. investigators. He had mapped out targets for the attack, although he did not participate in the actual shootings.

Headley pleaded guilty in March 2010 to all 12 counts in his indictment.

Among the dead were six American citizens, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, Rivka, the Chabad emissaries in the city. — jta