Sentence is life for cutting girlfriend’s throat

A Little Rock man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for cutting his girlfriend’s throat after jurors saw letters he’d written describing himself as an “American Taliban” and calling for death to America: Gregory Houston Holt had also written letters to jailers in April that jurors did not see until they had delivered their verdict in which Holt promised a potentially deadly “jihad” inside the courtroom should “the verdict in my trial go south”; in letters, he also wrote he dreamed of dying a martyr in a jihad, and that he wasn’t bound by American laws but only recognized the Shariah law of Islam.