Terror suspect Mamdouh Mahmud Salim was ordered to serve life in prison Tuesday for the brutal 2000 attack that permanently disabled Corrections Officer Louis Pepe.

Southern District of New York Judge Deborah A. Batts found Tuesday that a terrorism enhancement under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines applied to Salim, who plunged a sharpened comb into Pepe’s eye in a cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Nov. 1, 2000, in a bizarre plot to force a judge to assign him new lawyers.

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