Texas bomb plot trial handed to the jury
by Betsy Blaney, Associated Press
June 27, 2012 02:00 PM | 481 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This undated photo provided by the Randall County, Texas, Sheriff's Department shows Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. A jury was selected Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the trial of the Saudi man who is accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush. (AP Photo/Randall County Sheriff)
This undated photo provided by the Randall County, Texas, Sheriff's Department shows Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. A jury was selected Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the trial of the Saudi man who is accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush. (AP Photo/Randall County Sheriff)
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In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is escorted to court in Lubbock, Texas. A jury was selected Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the trial of the Saudi man who is accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush.(AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Zach Long, File)
In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is escorted to court in Lubbock, Texas. A jury was selected Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the trial of the Saudi man who is accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush.(AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Zach Long, File)
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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) _ Jurors are deliberating in the case of a Saudi man accused of gathering chemicals and other materials in his Texas apartment to try to build a bomb.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH’-lihd ah-lee-EHM’ al-duh-SAHR’-ee) is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Closing arguments in the case were Wednesday morning.

Aldawsari attorney Dan Cogdell again argued that his client never came close to carrying out an attack.

In order to convict Aldawsari, jurors must decide that he took a “substantial step” toward an attack.

Cogdell says prosecutors are playing “the game of ‘Fear Factor’ " with the jury.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Haag says Aldawsari was planning an attack for a long time. Authorities say they found bomb-making materials and writings in which Aldawsari said he wanted to carry out an attack.

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