NC terror suspect pleads guilty in federal court

By the Associated Press | September 14, 2011 | 5:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dylan Boyd has pleaded guilty in North Carolina to conspiracy charges stemming from what the federal government calls a plot to carry out acts of terrorism overseas.

Boyd pleaded guilty to one count in the indictment against him in federal court Wednesday. Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 19.

The 24-year-old is one of eight men prosecutors accused of plotting to provide money, weapons and other support for radical Islamic movements in other countries.

Two defendants, Boyd's father and brother, pleaded guilty earlier this year. Four others are scheduled to go on trial next week. The eighth man is still at large and believed to be living in Pakistan.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they have hours of recordings in which Boyd plotted to acquire weapons and help others travel abroad to fight.