Convicted Saudi student seeks new bomb plot trial

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:09

Lunnock: A former student from Saudi Arabia convicted in a failed US bomb plot has asked for a new trial.

Attorneys for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari filed the request yesterday in federal court.

Jurors convicted Aldawsari last month of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors say Aldawsari, who was arrested in 2011, had researched possible targets, including power plants and the Dallas home of former president George W Bush.

His lawyers are challenging prosecution statements that the 22-year-old Aldawsari plotted an attack since he was a child. They also say there is no evidence that he possessed a weapon of mass destruction.

Sentencing is on October 9. Aldawsari faces up to life in prison.

The US attorney`s office declined comment today.


First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:09

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