The young Mississippi woman charged with terrorism will please guilty Tuesday, AP reports. The 20-year-old Mississippi native is facing up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and a lifetime of probation.
Jaelyn Delshaun and her boyfriend Muhammad Oda Dakhalla were originally apprehended at an airport back in August for intention to join ISIS, CNNreported.
Authorities accused the couple of planning to travel to Syria to join the infamous terrorist group. The couple’s agenda unraveled when they were caught communicating with two undercover FBI agents about their plans to fly to Turkey and honeymoon before traveling to Syria.
“I am good with computers, education and media,” Dakhlalla allegedly wrote in one message to an agent. “What could I contribute?”
According to other reports, Young praised the actions of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed five American servicemen.
“What makes me feel bette[r] after just watching the news is that an akhi [brother] carried out an attack against US marines in TN! Alhamdulillah [Thanks be to God], the numbers of supporters are growing,” she allegedly told an undercover agent in an online conversation.
Dakhlalla, who attended Mississippi State University, is the son of a local imam, while Young is the daughter of a Vicksburg, Miss., police officer.
Dakhlalla, who plead guilty March 11th, is awaiting sentencing.