2006_04_moussaoui.jpgZacarias Moussaoui, the man who allegedly would have hijacked a fifth plane on September 11, 2001, was sentenced to life in prison. Last month, a jury had okayed a death penalty for him, but after weeks of testimony from assorted witnesses - who included former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and victims' families for both the prosecution and defense - the jury decided that Moussaoui's punishment would be jail. The defense had been arguing that Moussaoui was mentally ill, and that a death sentence would make him a martyr, and Moussaoui did make a number of strange outbursts during the trial. Gothamist is surprised at the sentence, because it seems very reasonable. He'll certainly be more miserable in jail, even if he said, "America, you lost. I won," when leavnig.