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'American Jihadi' killed in Syria has criminal past

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An ‘American Jihadi’ that was killed in Syria has a criminal record in the U.S. (Source: Anoka County Sheriff/CNN) An ‘American Jihadi’ that was killed in Syria has a criminal record in the U.S. (Source: Anoka County Sheriff/CNN)

ANOKA COUNTY, MN (CNN) – The American killed while repeatedly fighting for rebel groups in Syria has a past criminal record.

Douglas McArthur McCain was charged in 2003 with marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.

He was arrested and booked by Anoka County Sheriffs in Minnesota.

A family member says McArthur McCain traveled to Syria to fight as a Jihadi, having converted to Islam several years ago.

The family maintains they had no knowledge he was going to join the fight in Syria.

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