Ahmad Rahimi convicted of NYC bombings, awaits trial in NJ
Ahmad Rahimi, accused of touching off bomb blasts in downtown Manhattan and in Seaside Park in September 2016, is convicted on all eight federal charges related to the New York City incidents.
A jury returned the verdict this morning, according to ABC News 10, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, and many other media outlets.
Charges included use of a weapon of mass destruction and using a destructive device for a crime of violence.
Fifty-two people reportedly testified for the prosecution. The defense did not present a case, and Rahimi did not testify on his own behalf.
Rahimi has yet to be tried in New Jersey for charges related to the Seaside Park explosion, his alleged shootout with police in Linden, and his alleged ditching of explosives at a train station in Elizabeth.
Among the charges filed in New Jersey is attempted murder of police officers.