April 2nd, 2010
06:40 PM ET

Colorado mom faces terror charges in U.S.

[Updated at 6:40 p.m.] Read the full CNN.com story

[Updated at 4:39 p.m.]  According to the latest indictment, Paulin-Ramirez exchanged e-mail messages with LaRose during the summer of 2009, and was invited by the Pennsylvania woman to join her in Europe to attend a "training camp." Ramirez accepted the invitation and arrived in Europe with her son on September 12, 2009, with "the intent to live and train with jihadists," the indictment says.

It alleges that Paulin-Ramirez married an unidentified co-conspirator whom she had never met.

LaRose, who is in her late 40s, pleaded not guilty to the earlier four-count indictment of conspiring to support terrorists and kill a person in a foreign country.

[Updated at 4:24 p.m.] The indictment unsealed Friday charges Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mother from Colorado, and Colleen R. LaRose, a Pennsylvania suspect known as "Jihad Jane," with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment is a superseding document to a previous indictment that had charged only LaRose.

Both woman are accused of traveling to Europe to support and participate in a "violent jihad," according to a statement from federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

[Posted at 4:09 p.m.] A Colorado woman who was arrested in Ireland reportedly as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder has been indicted on terror charges in the United States, prosecutors said Friday.

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