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NC man convicted of plotting terrorist attack as part of ISIS gets life in prison

Court documents say Justin Sullivan of Morganton, N.C. communicated with members of ISIS through social media. Sullivan was 19 at the time he was charged, in 2015. He pleaded guilty last November. (WCCB/MGN via WLOS)

ASHEVILLE (WLOS) - An NC man has been sentenced to life in prison for planning a terrorist attack as part of ISIS.

Court documents say Justin Sullivan of Morganton, N.C. communicated with members of ISIS through social media.

READ MORE from ABC affiliate WLOS here.

Sullivan was 19 at the time he was charged, in 2015. He pleaded guilty last November.

Sullivan also pleaded guilty to providing material support to ISIS by buying weapons and planning to kill hundreds of innocent people.

He is also charged with killing his 74-year-old neighbor, John Clark. Sullivan will stand trial in that case separately and could face the death penalty.

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