BOSTON (CBS) — A federal grand jury in Boston has indicted two men on additional charges they conspired to commit acts of terrorism.
Nicholas Rovinski of Warwick, RI, and David Wright of Everett, Mass., have been held without bail since pleading not guilty in June 2015 for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State group by plotting with a Boston terror suspect to kill U.S. citizens.
The pair are now charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
Rovinski and Wright allegedly plotted with Usaamah Rahim, 26, to behead blogger Pamela Geller, who had organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.
The indictment alleges that the men had been recruiting members for their “martyrdom” operation and that Wright was communicating with ISIL members overseas.
Rahim was shot and killed by investigators in June 2015 in Roslindale after they say he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him.