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Jury to get subway bomb plot case


In closing arguments at the trial in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, assistant U.S. attorney, Berit Berger, said Medunjanin was willing “to strap a suicide bomb to himself, walk into a New York City subway and blow it up.”Berger told jurors that al Qaeda leaders assigned the mission to Medunjanin during a 2008 trip he “They wanted to fulfill some romantic version of jihad,” Gottlieb said.Prosecutors said he conspired with his two friends to detonate explosives in subways in 2009.

But Gottlieb denies his client had a role in the bomb plot.Medunjanin has pleaded not guilty to charges that include conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda.

He faces life in prison if convicted.Co-conspirators Zazi, an immigrant from Pakistan, and Ahmedzay, an immigrant from Afghanistan, have pleaded guilty to planning the attack with him and are awaiting sentencing.Zazi and Ahmedzay have cooperated with the government and testified at Medunjanin’s trial.

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