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Jury Selection Continues in Trial of Bin Laden's Son-in-Law

 
Jury Selection Continues in Trial of Bin Laden's Son-in-Law
Posted Tuesday, March 4th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

Jury selection continues today in New York in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law.  Suleiman Abu Ghaith is al-Qaeda's one-time mouthpiece and his lawyer, Stanley Cohen, says he's glad he's in America where he can get a fair trial.

"We don't have a system that says you can warehouse people for 13, 14, 15 years just because we don't want to give them a trial," said Cohen.

Federal prosecutors say they have a video of Abu Ghaith conspiring to kill Americans just one day after the 9-11 attacks. F ormer federal prosecutor Randy Mastro says Ghaith is actually fortunate that he's being tried in New York City.

"He's being tried in a US courtroom, before one of the most respected judges in the US federal court system.  He's being tried right here in New York, where we know how to give and do justice," emphasized Mastro.

Several potential jurors who said they knew people who were killed in those attacks have already been excused.  Opening statements are expected to be delivered tomorrow in a trial that could last four or five weeks.

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