Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group.

Online court records show that sentencing is Aug. 11 for Jaelyn Young, who left her parents a note saying she had planned it all. Judge Sharion Aycock has scheduled sentencing Aug. 24 for Young’s fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla.

Authorities say undercover agents got in touch with the couple after they sought online help traveling to Syria.

Young was 20 and Dakhlalla was 22 when they were arrested.

Each pleaded guilty in March to one count of aiding a terrorist organization. The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime on supervised release.