Deliberations continue in Chicago terror trial
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This combo made of undated file photos provided by the Chicago Police Department shows from left, Brent Vincent Betterly, of Oakland Park, Fla., Jared Chase, of Keene, N.H., and Brian Church, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago at the trial of the three men, who are charged under Illinois terrorism statutes with plotting Molotov cocktail attacks during the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department, File)
This combo made of undated file photos provided by the Chicago Police Department shows from left, Brent Vincent Betterly, of Oakland Park, Fla., Jared Chase, of Keene, N.H., and Brian Church, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago at the trial of the three men, who are charged under Illinois terrorism statutes with plotting Molotov cocktail attacks during the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department, File)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jury deliberation has resumed in the federal trial of three men who are accused of plotting attacks during the 2012 NATO summit.

The three are facing terrorism charges under a rarely tested state statute.

Prosecutor Tom Biesty says the trio wanted to instill fear by using Molotov cocktails to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and other sites in the city.

But the men's lawyers say they were drunken goofs and argue they were goaded into the plot by an undercover officer who infiltrated the group. They scoff at the portrayal of the three as terrorists.

Jurors were sent home late Thursday, and they resumed deliberations Friday morning.



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