Mohamed Mohamud is found guilty of of trying to bomb Portlandís 2010 Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The jury in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud deliberated less than a day before finding him guilty of trying to bomb the Portland Chistmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010.
The crime of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction carries a sentence of life in prison. Sentencing was set for May 14.
Mohamud's attorneys tried to prove he was entrapped by the FBI, but prosecutors tried to show Mohamud was planning action before he met FBI agents.
The agents acted as members of Al Qaida and helped Mohamud build a bomb that was fake. In November of 2010, Mohamud activated a cell phone that he thought would trigger the bomb that was set near Pioneer Courthouse Square and would have killed thousands of people had it been real.