Man pleads guilty in pressure-cooker bomb plot case

Wannabe jihadist, 21, who called himself 'Allah' pleads guilty to planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and 'kill as many people as possible' in New York City in the name of ISIS

Wannabe jihadist, 21, who called himself 'Allah' pleads guilty to planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and 'kill as many people as possible' in New York City in the name of ISIS

Gregory Lepsky, 21, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

A Jersey Shore man charged previous year with attempting to aid the terrorist group ISIS pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court in Trenton Tuesday morning.

His plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of 16 to 19 years. He could have faced 20, officials said. In his plea before U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton, Lepsky admitted that he began formulating his plan last January to detonate the pressure cooker bomb in NY.

A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Lepsky also bragged on social media he meant to fight for ISIS and wouldn't mind being a martyr.

A search of Lepesky's internet history revealed that he had been researching ISIS and extremest groups throughout the month of January 2017.

While online, he also looked up different knives used in ISIS beheadings and purchased one for himself.

Following his arrest previous year, an incident in which he stabbed his family's dog, Lepsky was taken to a local hospital, where he told an employee, with police present, that his name was Allah Abdel Rochmad and that he was "working for ISIS".

Matches and a timing device, ordered online, were found at the home, along with several books on jihad and suicide bombings.

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