Man Charged In Beheading Plot To Appear In Court

A Raleigh man accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case will make his first appearance Friday in federal court.

Shkumbin Sherifi was arrested last weekend after FBI agents tracked him to a meeting in Wilmington with a government informant posing as a hit man. Agents say the 21-year-old paid the informant $4,250 in cash toward the first killing.

Officials say the plot was masterminded by Sherifi's imprisoned older brother Hysen Sherifi, who was sentenced to 45 years earlier this month in what prosecutors described as a conspiracy to attack the Marine base at Quantico, Va., and targets abroad.

Also arrested was Nevine Aly Elshiekh, a 46-year-old school teacher from Raleigh. Her first appearance is scheduled for Feb. 3.


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  • by Citizen Location: BC on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:55 AM
    Anyone that threatens a witness, either before or after testifying needs to be hung until dead in front of the county courthouse to set the example. Our justice system will not function when someone is afraid to testify.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:47 PM
    I don't see what the hold up is, I'm fairly liberal when it comes to the death penalty, but this guy sunk his own ship. Go ahead and give him the needle and be done with him and his brother.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    Behead him, but have one of his own kind do it.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    When he hears his sentence, he'll wish he was beheaded.
  • by Anon Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:05 AM
    HAHAHA! Not as smart as you thought huh Einstein?? Idiot...
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