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Akron man pleads guilty to soliciting murder of U.S. military members

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An Akron man has pleaded guilty to federal charges he solicited the murder of members of the U.S. military.

Terrence J. McNeil, 24, pleaded guilty to five counts of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and five counts of making threatening interstate communications this week.

According to documents filed in the case, McNeil professed his support on social media on numerous occasions for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Those documents say that on or about Sept. 24, 2015, using a Tumblr account, McNeil reblogged a file with the banner "Islamic State Hacking Division," followed by "Target: United States Military" and "Leak: Addresses of 100 U.S. Military Personnel."

The file type was a .gif file, which allows multiple still images to be looped in one file, with a timed delay between each image.

Authorities said the defendant posted multiple other kill lists in late 2015, all of which repeated the same refrain, calling on others to seek out and murder U.S. servicemen and women.

McNeil is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 2.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, he faces a sentence of between 15 and 20 years in prison.

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