Matin Azizi-Yarand (Plano Police Department)

Teen ‘Lone Wolf’ Gets 20 Years in Prison for Plot to Shoot Up Texas Mall

A former Plano high school student was sentenced Monday to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to an ISIS-inspired plot to commit mass murder at a Collin County mall.

Matin Azizi-Yarand, 18, discussed his plans with an undercover FBI employee to “run and gun” with firearms blazing at the Stonebriar Centre Mall in Frisco and to kill civilians and police officers during the slaughter.

It was believed to be the Collin County DA’s first terrorism conviction. Federal authorities handed off their investigation to the state because Azizi-Yarand, who was 17 at the time, could not be prosecuted in federal court due to his age.

Read more at the Dallas Morning News

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