A convicted terrorist who plotted to support “violent jihad” has lost his bid for a new trial.
Eshanul Islam Sadequee was convicted in August of sending homemade videos of U.S. landmarks to terrorists overseas.
Raised in Georgia after his family emigrated from Bangladesh, the 23-year-old dismissed his court-appointed lawyer during jury selection and defended himself during the trial in Atlanta.
And at his sentencing hearing in October, he asked U.S. District Judge William Duffey for a new trial.
This week, Duffey rejected that bid.
The ruling paves the way for a December 14th sentencing date for Sadequee and co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed.
Ahmed, already convicted of aiding terrorists, faces 15 years in prison.
Sadequee faces up to 60 years behind bars.