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Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Islamic State
Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Islamic State

The Colorado woman charged with conspiring to assist the militant group Islamic State pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and agreed to cooperate and provide possible future testimony against other terrorism suspects. Shannon Maureen Conley, dressed in baggy gray-and-white-striped prison pants and shirt with a brown scarf wrapped around her head and shoulders, spoke calmly and without hesitation as U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore asked her numerous times whether she fully understood the charge against her and what a guilty plea would mean. “Are you in fact guilty?” the judge asked her a final time. “Yes,” Conley, 19, replied in a clear, unemotional...

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