Saudi man convicted in US bomb plot faces life sentence

Convicted in June of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, a former student from Saudi Arabia could face life in prison at his sentencing Tuesday.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Saudi Arabia man convicted in a failed U.S. bomb plot could be sent to prison for life when he is sentenced Tuesday.

Jurors in June convicted Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors say Aldawsari, who was arrested in Texas in 2011, had researched possible targets, including the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.

Authorities said the 22-year-old Aldawsari purchased bottles of sulfuric and nitric acids — chemicals that can be combined with phenol to create a chemical explosive. Aldawsari's emails and journal entries contained the explosive's recipe.