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American sentenced to 35 years for plotting Mumbai attack

CHICAGO — Minutes before an American was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping to plan a deadly attack on Mumbai, India, one of his victims tearfully pleaded for a harsh punishment despite the terrorist plotter’s widespread cooperation with US investigators following his arrest.

David Coleman Headley, 52, shifted uncomfortably and kept his eyes fixed on the Chicago courtroom floor Thursday as he listened to the American children’s author describe the violent chaos during her 2008 vacation to India.

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