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Harsh Sentence Urged for Bin Laden Aide

A former federal prison guard wants to set the record straight about an assault by an alleged top aide to Osama bin Laden: He says the stabbing that left a sharpened comb stuck in his left eye was even more brutal that the government has revealed. Louis Pepe, 46, said he plans to speak at Mamdouh Mahmud Salim’s sentencing set for Monday because he is outraged Salim could face as little as 18 to 21 years in prison for the attack that was carried out during an attempted prison break in 2000. “I hate to go, but I got to go,” said Pepe, who was left with limited vision and brain damage. Pepe recalled that the last words he heard before he was stabbed in the attack by Salim and an accomplice, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, were: “Now I’m going to kill him.” Full Story

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