A woman has pleaded guilty to terrorism and conspiracy to commit misconduct using weapons, according to a press release from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Michelle Marie Bastian plotted to commit an act of terrorism at the Arizona State Prison Complex where her husband, Thomas Bastian, is currently an inmate, officials said.

Michelle Bastian sent bomb-constructing items and instructions to her husband to build and detonate an explosive device in the facility, the office said.

She also enclosed terrorism propaganda and information in support of the Islamic State, officials said.

She faces 8½ to 10 years in prison and lifetime probation, according to the release. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 14 at 1:30 p.m. 

Thomas Bastian is currently awaiting trial and is charged with terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons and conspiracy to promote prison contraband. 


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