Man convicted of helping plot Garland attack to be sentenced

PHOENIX (AP) - Sentencing is set Wednesday for an American-born Muslim convert convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem also will be sentenced on his conviction for supporting the Islamic State group.

Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence. His attorney has asked for less than six years of prison time.

Authorities say Kareem provided the guns that two friends used to open fire outside the anti-Islam event in suburban Dallas and hosted the two Islamic State followers at his home to discuss the upcoming attack.

His friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were killed in a police shootout outside the contest.

Kareem denies involvement in the plan to attack the contest.

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