National News

Jury selection to begin for Saudi in US bomb plot

by AP posted Jun 21 2012 9:07AM




LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the federal trial of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the U.S. including former President George W. Bush's Dallas home.


Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 22, a former Texas Tech University chemical engineering student, faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.


Prior to Aldawsari's Feb. 23, 2011, arrest, federal agents secretly searched his West Texas apartment, where they say they found bomb-making chemicals as well as beakers, flasks, wiring, a hazmat suit and clocks.


He has pleaded not guilty. Court records show attorneys plan to use an insanity defense.


Filed Under :
Topics : Law_Crime
Location : DallasLubbockTexas
People : George W. Bush
06/21/2012 9:07AM
Jury selection to begin for Saudi in US bomb plot
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Prince William County Police Department Incident Report
Fredericksburg Police Department Incident Reports
Injured Troopers Give Strong Reminder of "Move Over" Law
Statewide Tornado Drill on the Way
Public Hearing Set on Proposed VRE Fare Hike
No Tags Found !