Accession Number: C.2015.115.1
Dimensions: 16.125 in X 23.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 40.9575 cm X 59.69 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Cami family, in honor of Kevin Thomas Duffy. Drawing by Christine Cornell.
Print of courtroom sketch depicting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing trial, by Christine Cornell. The print is currently framed and features the four defendants standing at their sentencing on May 24, 1994. Left to right: Mohammad Salameh, Nidal Ayyad, Mahmoud Abouhalima, and Ahmed Ajaj. In the foreground is Ron Cami, the court clerk. Judge Kevin Duffy is behind him. At the bottom is written “Sentencing WTC Bombers — to 240 years by Duffy | C. Cornell 5-24.”
In October 1993, the United States began its trial against the four perpetrators of the World Trade Center bombing in custody: Mahmoud Abouhalima, Ahmad Ajaj, Nidal Ayyad, and Mohammed Salameh.
More than 200 witnesses testified during the trial, which took place in front of Judge Kevin T. Duffy in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The trial lasted six months. At its conclusion, on March 4, 1994, the four defendants were found guilty on all counts. On May 24, 1994, Judge Duffy sentenced each of them to 240 years in prison, factoring in the combined life expectancies of the six people killed in the 1993 bombing.