Not-guilty pleas in terror case
Two men pleaded not guilty to conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger who has angered Muslims.
David Wright, 25, of Everett, Mass., and Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Warwick, R.I., entered the pleas in federal court in Boston. Both were indicted on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terrorism suspect Usaamah Rahim, 26, to behead blogger Pamela Geller. The plot wasn’t carried out.
Rahim was killed by investigators who say he lunged at them with a knife in Boston on June 2 when they approached him to talk about a recorded phone call. In the phone conversation, authorities say, Rahim told Wright he had changed his mind about killing Geller and wanted to kill police officers instead.