Convicted Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi boasted “I am the news” in a jailhouse phone call during his trial, prosecutors purported Tuesday.
Rahimi was found guilty in Oct of detonating a shrapnel-filled explosve along W. 23rd St. on Sept. 17, 2016 — injuring 30 people. Rahimi, now 29, also planted one explosve several blocks divided that unsuccessful to explode, prosecutors said.
He is set to be condemned on Feb. 13, and faces a imperative life judgment in sovereign lockup.
In new justice papers, prosecutors described Rahimi as unrepentant.
“[Another inmate] asked me how are we going to watch the news and we told him we don’t need to watch the news since we am the news,” Rahimi allegedly pronounced in a phone call to a family member while his hearing was ongoing. Court papers contend Rahimi laughed during this exchange.
In this conversation, he also bragged about being described as a vigour cooker “expert” by prosecutors, justice papers claim.
Rahimi also complained about his lawyer, as good as the judge and prosecutors, in a Dec. 12 letter, referring to them as “kaffirs,” or non-believers.
His lawyer, Xavier Donaldson, pronounced “I have no criticism on the piece of the Government’s acquiescence at this time but we will respond at the suitable time.”
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