Arizona woman pleads guilty to terrorism, conspiracy charges

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Michelle Bastian (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Michelle Bastian (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

An Arizona woman has pleaded guilty in a terrorism case in which her inmate husband is also charged.

The state Attorney General's Office says 50-year-old Michelle Bastian of Florence faces up to 10 years in prison when she's sentenced in July after pleading guilty Friday to terrorism and conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons.

[RELATED: Arizona woman arrested on terrorism charge]

Bastian says in her plea agreement that she provided Thomas Bastian with al-Qaida and Islamic State magazines and instructions for making an improvised explosive device for his use in an Arizona prison.

Authorities allege Thomas Bastian was plotting to kill a warden at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye.

[RELATED: Court docs: Woman arrested on terrorism charge was helping imprisoned husband]

He has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. He's already serving a life term for murder.

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