Juror questioning continues in Mumbai terror trial

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Posted: May 18, 2011 3:01 AM
Juror questioning continues in Mumbai terror trial

More potential jurors face questions from a federal judge as jury selection continues in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

So far, more than 20 potential jurors have been dismissed out of the more than 100 people called. Twelve jurors and six alternates will be chosen.

Some say they don't feel they could be fair to the defendant, Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah). Prosecutors allege he provided cover for a former school classmate to scout out sites in Mumbai for the rampage that killed more than 160 people.

Rana is also accused of helping plan an attack that never took place on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.

He has pleaded not guilty. Jury selection is expected to last days.