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Prince Harry's murder plotter jailed for three years

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 12:26pm IST | Agency: ANI

Ashraf Islam, who was charged with threats to kill Prince Harry, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said that 31-year-old Islam had "given considerable thought" to the plot and believed that he had the "moral right" to kill the third in line to the throne because he was a member of the Armed Forces, Sky News reported.

McGregor-Johnson asserted that the examination of Islam's computer revealed that he conducted research on the 29-year-old prince's whereabouts and intentions. The judge added even though Islam's plot was "vague and unlikely to succeed", he presented a risk to the public.

Islam pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Harry, saying that he had a personality disorder.


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