Columbia man convicted of attempted terrorism sentenced

Update: ABC 17 reports Hester was sentenced to 19 years and 8 months in federal prison.

Original story: Sentencing was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon for a Columbia man who wanted to help ISIS with a  terrorist attack.

Robert Hester pleaded guilty last September to attempted support of a terrorist organization. He admitted he picked up supplies and mapped out ideas for an attack in Kansas City in 2017. He was actually working with undercover FBI agents.

Prosecutors are recommending Hester serve 20 years in prison.

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  1. Esam Saleh Diab

    Salaam and peace to all
    Who is this Crazy woohoo i never sow his at our masqed in Columbia Islamic center. Muslim who live in United States will never harm any one .
    Alhamdolellah rub Alaalameen for the mercy of Islam

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