Examiner : Defense to present witness in sailor's terrorism trial

Monday, March 03, 2008

Defense to present witness in sailor's terrorism trial

The Associated Press | March 3, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Defense attorneys for a former Navy signalman accused of helping terrorists are expected to call one witness Monday before closing arguments in his trial.

Hassan Abu-Jihaad does not plan to take the stand in the federal trial against him. The 32-year-old Phoenix man has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege he provided material support to terrorists and disclosed classified information about the movement and vulnerabilities of U.S. ships. The government rested its case Friday.

Abu-Jihaad is being prosecuted in New Haven because the federal investigation first focused on a Connecticut-based Internet service provider.

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