April 7th, 2010
03:20 AM ET

Court appearance set for mom charged in terror case

A Colorado woman indicted on terror charges is expected to plead not guilty at her arraignment Wednesday in federal court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

An attorney for Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, 31, who is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, told CNN he expects to ask to defer a detention hearing for his client to give him more time to prepare her defense. Paulin-Ramirez, who was indicted Friday, is being held in a federal detention center in Philadelphia.

Paulin-Ramirez had been arrested in Ireland in March, reportedly as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder. She was released without charges after that arrest.

The U.S. indictment against her also charges 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 charged only LaRose.

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  1. deepwater805

    Oh Jamie, sympathizing with a terrorist is bad enough, but being a treasonous terrorist has it's own private level in hades. So whatever your ideological reasons were for getting involved with terrorists; it sounds like your dogma just got ran over by your karma.....

    April 7, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    Oh Jamie,I feel quite sorry for you since all these people have this right-wing lynch mob mentality.Guilty or innocent,you don't have a chance.I feel the same way about these dispicable wars that we're fighting as anybody with any sense of morality should.

    April 7, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. BillyL1234

    Enough with headlines like this one. The fact that she is a mom has nothing to do with anything. It should say: Court appearance set for woman charged in teorror case.

    April 7, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Robert Giorgi

    I'm pretty sure in America, no matter who is in office, you're innocent until proven guilty. So instead of patronizing the woman, why dont we do what we do with most ALLEGED conspirators of terrorism...treat them with an air of indifference. This woman ALLEGEDLY provided material to terrorists, yet our government has provided BILLIONS of dollars worth of materials to terrorists...not even allegedly...Furthermore if she was involved with terrorists, do you really think she gives a hoot about your witty humor, poor alliteration, and judgemental accusations? Come on, get to work, dont you know we are in a recession?

    April 7, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sophie

    What is with the "Mom" headline? when the terrorist is male the headline doesn't say "Dad"? I know you are trying to get people to read, but the double standard is crazy. Is like her identity is "Mom".

    April 7, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. (required)

    Why is the headline "Mom charged in terror case?" Would you have a headline "Dad charged in terror case?"

    Are you claiming women are somehow less violent than men?

    April 7, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. bulleyes

    sometime ago US government published names of countries on terro watch list.But my concern is "now that United State is fast becoming a breeding ground for sophisticated terrorists both male and female, what will other nations do? listing US as a country of interest and her citizens people to watched when travelling abroad?

    Is it not time for FBI and CIA to clean up their house and fix up this domestic mess before looking across the border for work to do.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. whocares

    OK. Whoever it is that decided that we should all just say that people are guilty before their trial should undecide that. Second thing, I'm guessing that the people who are being so critical are christians, so you should all know better than to say things like there is a "private level in hades" for such things. Murder is murder. Whether you are killing people for political reasons (terrorism, suspected weapons of mass destruction, oil) or for other reasons, and whether killing en masse or only once! Grow up people and stop hating the world so much. Jesus loves everyone, even us minor sinners, you know, the ones that he is planning to send straight to heaven even though we are also breaking the biblical rules... 😉

    April 7, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. strange

    Wasn't USA founded on treason? I bet deepwater is one of those brilliant Bush supporters who think killing Iraqis for a trillion $$$ is better then providing health care for americans.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. das0522

    Good job, Ireland

    April 7, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Norm

    What's this whole "mom" angle about? Are you trying to create sympathy or shock value?
    Maybe she has pets too. "Cat owner due to go to court for terrorism," World coming to an end, see film at 11:00"...
    Must be some Jerry Springer clause in hiring reporters nowadays.
    Sensationalism is for the tabloids. Please just report the news.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. aly

    its bad enoughf thats shes a terroist but a mom!?

    April 7, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Megan

    Why does the title of this article reference the Defendant's motherhood? I know of no male terrorists referred to as "dads" although plenty of them are in fact fathers.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. kate gallagher

    I am so sick of reading about this and the media labeling this nut bag "mom". This is a nut bag woman that has lost pieces of her mind. She has just happened to give birth and we all know that any buffoon can have a baby. We read about men and women that have participated in procreation that should have sterilized with the onset of puberty. This woman probably has done many nutty things along with sympathizing with terrorists. Bottom line is that she is just a nut bag, she is NO MOM. Please remember that it takes a full fledged, all brain matter in tact to be a MOM!

    April 7, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |