Libyan Suspect Is Convicted Of Terrorism In Deadly Benghazi Attack, But Cleared Of Murder Charges

A sketch depicting Ahmed Abu Khattala in court on Oct. 2, 2017.

Dana Verkouteren / AP

The man accused of masterminding the deadly 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya, that killed an ambassador and three other Americans was convicted Tuesday of terrorism, but cleared of more serious charges, including murder.

A jury delivered the not guilty verdict on murder charges against the Libyan suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who prosecutors say planned the attack that left US ambassador Christopher Stevens and several other US personnel dead.

US forces captured Khatallah in 2014.

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