Arizona woman gets 8 years for giving ISIS material to jailed husband
PHOENIX — An Arizona woman was sentenced to more than eight years in jail and lifetime probation Friday for providing Islamic State materials to her husband, an inmate.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich tweeted the news of 50-year-old Michelle Bastian’s sentencing.
BREAKING: Michelle Bastian sentenced to 8.5 yrs prison + lifetime probation for plotting terror attack in an AZ prison complex. pic.twitter.com/A1Fjj3chaA
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) July 14, 2017
Bastian said in her plea agreement that she provided Thomas Bastian with al-Qaida and Islamic State magazines and instructions for making an improvised explosive device for his use in an Arizona prison.
Authorities allege Thomas Bastian was plotting to kill a warden at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye.
He has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. He’s already serving a life term for murder.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.