SANTA ANA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the force-feeding of a California man suspected of trying to aid the Islamic State group.
U.S. District Judge David O. Carter gave the order at a hearing Monday, after learning that 24-year-old Muhanad Badawi of Anaheim had lost another three pounds despite being ordered Thursday to eat.READ MORE: Vanessa Bryant Learned Of Kobe, Gianna's Death Hours After Helicopter Crash; Asked LA County Sheriff To Secure Site
Carter said the force-feeding was clearly necessary but he didn’t want it to turn it into a form of punishment.
Badawi is down to 109 pounds from 140 after refusing to eat for much of the past month.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Killed in Halloween Party Shooting
His lawyer Kate Corrigan called the order unusual.
Badawi has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization.MORE NEWS: Dye, Brown lead No. 10 Oregon past UCLA, 34-31 In Rose Bowl Thriller
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