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Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams, 22, of Seattle, was handed a four-year prison sentence Tuesday after being convicted of attempting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham(ISIS) last year according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said that Williams received a sentence that was “far below” the U.S. Attorney’s request of 15 years due to Williams’ “mental health and history of mental health difficulties,” according to Fox News.

Williams traveled to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where he was captured and placed under arrest May 28, 2021, the outlet reported.

The arrest was completed after Federal authorities in Seattle were informed Williams allegedly sought to leave the U.S. bound for the middle-east with aspirations to join ISIS as an “executioner” or a “machine-gunner.”

“Mr. Williams persisted in his plans to join a terrorist organization and commit acts of violence, despite intervention from his family, his school, members of his mosque, and from the FBI,” U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said in a statement.

“Indeed, he repeatedly stated his intention to commit an act of terror here at home if he could not travel overseas. Mr. Williams continues to pose a risk to the community. It will be critically important that he be closely supervised after he is released from prison.”

The prosecution wrote to the court urging Judge Coughenour to apply the full sentence of 15 years to Williams. They wrote, “Sadly, this case is far from unique. ISIS and other terrorist groups engage in the recruitment of would-be supporters using online propaganda communication tools. Far too many U.S. persons fall prey to this recruitment and attempt to travel to fight with terrorist groups overseas or seek to commit local attacks in the name of terrorist organizations.”

Richard A. Collodi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle field office added, “Mr. Williams proved by his actions he was willing to join the Islamic State in hopes of furthering their ideology through violence. He took concrete steps to fund his activities, procure equipment, and travel to the Middle East. I am grateful for how law enforcement was able to step in and stop him before he actually was able to achieve his goal.”

In Williams’ plea agreement he specified in his intentions that he sought martyrdom and had “no problem with killing.” Particularly, he hoped to be involved in beheading others according to the DoJ.