Alexanda Amon Kotey, 37, was one of many gang of 4 IS militants nicknamed “the Beatles” by their captives because of their British accents.
The cell – stated to be made up of ringleader Mohammed Emwazi often known as Jihadi John, Aine Davis, El Shafee Elsheikh and Kotey – was allegedly accountable for the brutal killings of a lot of Western and Japanese captives, together with Britons Alan Henning and David Haines.
The slayings sparked outrage and revulsion around the globe after being broadcast in graphic element.
Kotey, who grew up in London, attended a change of plea listening to at US District Court docket in Alexandria, Virginia, and pleaded responsible to eight costs.
They had been 4 counts of hostage taking leading to loss of life, conspiracy to commit hostage taking leading to loss of life, conspiracy to homicide United States residents exterior of america, conspiracy to supply materials assist to terrorists – hostage taking and homicide – leading to loss of life and conspiracy to supply materials assist to a chosen international terrorist organisation leading to loss of life.
District Decide TS Ellis learn out the fees towards Kotey and advised him he confronted life in jail after the US authorities agreed to not search the loss of life penalty.
Kotey stated he understood.
Members of the family of the American victims – journalist James Foley journalist Steven Sotloff and assist employees Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller – had been additionally within the court docket to listen to particulars of the fees.
Prosecutors stated they didn’t want to converse on the listening to.