A military court in Jordan has sentenced to death a man, said to be an al-Qaeda fighter, for his involvement in the the killing of a US diplomat in Amman.
Mohammed Ahmed Youssef al-Jaghbeer was found guilty by Jordan's state security court in a third re-trial on Monday.
The court sentenced him to death by hanging for his role in the killing of Laurence Foley, a USAID administrator who was shot at close range outside his Amman home in October 2002.
Al-Jaghbeer was charged with "carrying out terrorist activity aimed at killing an individual", an unnamed official was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.
Al-Jaghbeer was first convicted in absentia in 2005, along with seven others, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the slain leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Two men convicted with him were executed in March 2006.
Al-Jaghbeer was re-tried after he was captured in Iraq and transfered to Jordan, but an appeals court overturned the second guilty verdict on procedural grounds and ordered a new trial.
In Monday's verdict, the court found that al-Jaghbeer facilitated contacts between al-Qaeda and an Amman cell that killed Foley.
Fathi Daradkeh, his lawyer, said he plans to appeal the verdict next week.
Al-Jaghbeer has also been tried separately for the deadly bombing of Jordan's embassy in Iraq in August 2003, in which 14 people were killed.