A federal jury found Mohamed Osman Mohamud guilty Thursday of attempting to detonate a bomb during Portland's 2010 holiday tree-lighting ceremony.
The jury handed up its verdict after less than seven hours of deliberations in a trial that began Jan. 10 in a downtown courtroom just a few blocks from the scene of the crime.
Mohamud, a 21-year-old Somali American, was convicted of the only charge confronting him: trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faces a potential sentence of life in prison. The sentencing hearing was set for May 14.
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