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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.

 

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : DallasLubbockTexas
People : George W. Bush
06/21/2012 9:07AM
Jury selection to begin for Saudi in US bomb plot
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