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Another Triangle terror suspect to plead guilty

Posted September 7, 2011

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— A Triangle man will plead guilty for his role in a local terrorism ring.

According to court documents, a hearing to accept a guilty plea from Dylan Boyd, 23, will happen Sept. 14 in Raleigh.

Boyd's father, Daniel Boyd, and brother, Zakariya Boyd, pleaded guilty to terrorism related charges earlier this year. 

Dylan Boyd was scheduled to be tried alongside Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 23, Ziyad Yaghi, 22, and Hysen Sherifi, 26, starting  on Sept. 19 in New Bern.

Daniel Boyd's attorneys are trying to keep doctors who evaluated his mental state from testifying during that trial. 

A total of eight local men and one man in Kosovo were accused in a plot to attack people overseas or in the U.S., including a Marine base in Virginia.

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  • metroretro2003 Sep 8, 2011

    Good riddance.

  • chattycat Sep 8, 2011

    When this story originally came out, there were a lot of people posting support for these guys and talking about how they were being treated unjustly. Where did they go? Don't see anything now that these terrorists have pled guilty.

  • BobLoblaw Sep 8, 2011

    Are these anti-american terrorists? If so, I find it funny that they'd make their home here, and are now enjoying the freedoms and rights that protect them during a criminal investigation. America is 'the devil' until you need protective rights, right? Don't like America or the American way of life? Go rough it out in the desert with your buddies overseas...JMHO.
    Happynowquestionmark

    I agree completely. See how they do justice in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq or Iran. Hey, even the UAE is fun! The Taliban has a unique sense of justice too ... hope you don't do something that they disagree with, either. Like it or not, you're still white and you're still American. How traitors like this get so twisted is beyond me. I just wish we didn't have to support them at our collective, working-class expense.

  • concernedcitizen42 Sep 8, 2011

    Scary, my children went to Cary High School with two of these guys.... kids tell me they had NO idea and that they were so NORMAL... funny how you can hide in plain sight!

  • ldestefano63 Sep 8, 2011

    Mental state???? Please !!!! They all knew what they were doing - They dont deserve to live in the USA - traitors !!

  • Whatever27 Sep 8, 2011

    Are these anti-american terrorists? If so, I find it funny that they'd make their home here, and are now enjoying the freedoms and rights that protect them during a criminal investigation. America is 'the devil' until you need protective rights, right? Don't like America or the American way of life? Go rough it out in the desert with your buddies overseas...JMHO.

  • TheDude abides... Sep 8, 2011

    they were actually members of the Hansel and Gretel terror cell.

  • sammyg Sep 8, 2011

    The last of the Billy Goat Gruff boys...so long fellas!

  • danunger Sep 8, 2011

    All of them.....prison forever......in Turkey!