One of Taheri-azar’s letters explaining how the Qur’an made him want to commit murder
This report makes no mention of Taheri-azar’s jihadist motivation, which he himself made abundantly clear. “Driver pleads guilty to attempted murder,” by Jesse James DeConto for the Raleigh News & Observer, August 12 (thanks to Paul):
HILLSBOROUGH – Mohammed Taheri-Azar pleaded guilty this morning to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder charges stemming from a March 2006 incident in which he drove a rented SUV into a crowd of people on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
As part of a plea bargain, prosecutors dropped nine counts of aggravated felonious assault charges.
According to a plea transcript, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox indicated in a pre-trial conference with attorneys that he would be willing to consolidate the nine charges into two attempted murder charges for sentencing purposes.
Taheri-Azar will likely face 21 to 33 years in prison. Fox scheduled his sentencing for Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m….