Chicago: A teenager charged with terrorism in what US prosecutors call an attempt to bomb a Chicago bar has pleaded not guilty to new charges that he tried to have an FBI agent killed.
Adel Daoud looked relaxed as he entered a federal courtroom for his arraignment today. The 19-year-old smiled, waved to his parents and fist-bumped his attorney, asking, "What`s up, man?"
Defense attorney Thomas Durkin later told reporters that Daoud`s cheerful demeanor raises questions about his psychological state and whether he appreciates the seriousness of his situation.
Durkin says allegations that Daoud tried to arrange the murder of a federal agent who participated in the sting that led to his 2012 arrest are "laughable."
The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from the US attorney`s office.