A Manhattan man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges that he plotted to set off pipe bombs in New York City, New York 1 reports.
Jose Pimental was hoping to avenge the death of an American-born Muslim cleric killed by a U.S. drone, prosecutors said. Pimental, the so-called “lone wolf,” was arrested in November 2011 under suspicion of terrorism before he was able to actually make any bombs.
Pimental’s sentence was part of a plea bargain that includes five years of supervision after his eventual release. Pimental could have received 15 years to life if the case had gone to trial.