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Monday
Oct252010

Canadian Pleads Guilty to Terror Charges

A drawing by artist Janet Hamlin shows Omar Khadr attending a pre-trial session Dec. 12, 2008. Image Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images(GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba) -- The last Westerner held at Guantanamo Bay has pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges, including the murder of an American sergeant during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan.

Under a plea agreement, a jury of military officers at Guantanamo will decide Omar Khadr's sentence.

Pleading guilty, his lawyers said, could spare the 24-year-old Canadian from a possible life sentence and allow him to be transferred to Canada.

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