On Trial

American Admits Role in Mumbai Attacks

Jihad Jane, meet your soul mate: David Coleman Headley pleaded guilty in a Chicago court Thursday to plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and scouting Mumbai before the terrorist assault in 2008 that left 166 people dead. Headley faced the death penalty if convicted on the most serious charge—conspiracy to bomb public places and six counts of murdering U.S. nationals; however, his plea deal rules out the death penalty so long as he cooperates with investigations.