PELL CITY, Ala. – An Alabama teen has been found not guilty after he was accused of trying to aid terrorists.
Al.com (http://bit.ly/2cG97C7 ) reports that Peyton Pruitt of St. Clair County was found not guilty Thursday by reason of mental defect. His lawyers say the 19-year-old Pruitt will undergo another mental evaluation at a mental facility.
Last year, Pruitt was arrested and charged with soliciting support for a terrorist act. Court records state that Pruitt tried to steer resources worth less than $1,000 to terrorism.
St. Clair County Chief Investigator Tommy Dixon read a transcript of Pruitt's FBI interview and said he offered bomb-making information and advice about potential targets online to what he thought were representatives of terrorist groups.
Pruitt's lawyer and education workers said Pruitt is intellectually disabled and lacks reasoning skills.