Mississippi couple charged with trying to join ISIS denied bail
JACKSON, MS - A federal magistrate judge has ordered a young man and woman from Mississippi to be held without bail, pending grand jury action on charges they attempted to join the Islamic State.
U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander made the ruling Tuesday in Oxford. Alexander said that although 19-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla have never been in trouble with the law and have family members willing to oversee their home confinement, she still feared that both would attempt to commit acts of terrorism.
Federal prosecutors had pushed Alexander to deny bail for both, citing statements made to undercover FBI agents as well as in farewell letters that each left to their family members.
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