Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty In New Bern Federal Court

Terror Suspect Dylan Boyd, aka "Mohammed," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in New Bern to one count of aiding and abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Boyd, 24, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina, was first charged along with seven other defendants in a federal indictment returned on July 22, 2009.

According to the superseding indictment, from before November 2006 through at least July 2009, Boyd aided and abetted other named defendants and others who conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists, including currency, training, transportation, and personnel. The object of the conspiracy, according to the indictment, was to advance violent jihad, including supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping, or maiming persons abroad.

The indictment alleges that, as part of the conspiracy, Boyd assisted other defendants as they prepared themselves to engage in violent jihad and were willing to die as martyrs.

Boyd faces a potential 15 years in prison.

Boyd's father and co-defendant, Daniel Patrick Boyd, pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to murder kidnap, maim, and injure persons in a foreign country. Boyd's brother and co-defendant, Zakariya Boyd, pleaded guilty on June 7, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Trial for the remaining co-defendants in custody is scheduled for September 2011.


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