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Judge Vacates Terrorism Convictions Of Man Who Had Trained With Paintball Group

A federal judge says Seifullah Chapman should be released rather than serve out the rest of his 65-year prison term, citing a shift in how the law defines violent crime.

A federal judge has overturned a man's conviction on terrorism charges, saying Seifullah Chapman should be released because of a shift in how the law defines violent crime. In 2004, Chapman was sentenced as part of the Virginia "Paintball Jihad" network, which used games to train for armed combat.

District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in eastern Virginia ordered Chapman, a former U.S. Marine, to

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