[Ed. – Brown is already serving a 35-year sentence for an armed robbery committed prior to the Tevlin murder.]
An admitted ISIS sympathizer who confessed to killing a teenager from West Orange will be sentenced in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Ali Muhammad Brown, a 34-year-old former Seattle resident, admitted shooting 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin in late June 2014 as Tevlin sat at a traffic light in West Orange, a few miles from Newark.
He also took responsibility for fatally shooting Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, earlier that month in Seattle after they left a gay nightclub, and for the deadly shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in the Seattle suburb of Skyway in April the same year. Brown said he killed the two in Seattle because he believed they were gay.
Brown pleaded guilty to multiple charges in March, including murder, robbery and terrorism. He was the first person charged with terrorism connected to a homicide under a New Jersey law. He has yet to make a plea in the Washington cases.
In his statement to the court, Brown expressed remorse, telling the judge, “The mistake that I made is I thought I was fighting jihad,” according to NJ.com.