Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ death squad pleads guilty, faces life in jail

Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ death squad pleads guilty, faces life in jail


A member of the British-born ISIS executioners dubbed “The Beatles,” responsible for brutally kidnapping and beheading American hostages from 2012 to 2015, including American journalist James Foley, pleaded guilty on Thursday, facing a minimum sentence of life imprisonment with no chance of parole.

Alexanda Amon Kotey, 37, is one of two British nationals brought to the US last year to face charges connected to torture and beheading Western hostages in Syria, with U.S. assurance to U.K. officials that they would not face the death penalty.

Kotey admitted his involvement with the deaths of four American hostages — journalist James Foley, journalist Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller — as well as other European and Japanese nationals.

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He pleaded guilty to a total of eight charges in the U.S. Federal District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

“I accept I will be perceived as a radical who holds extremist views,” he said, according to The Associated

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