Jury to decide case of 3 NC men in terror trial

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Posted: Oct 12, 2011 4:31 AM
Jury to decide case of 3 NC men in terror trial

Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberations in the case of three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks on the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va. and targets overseas.

U.S. District Court Judge Louise Flanagan plans to give the jurors instructions Wednesday morning, a day after closing arguments wrapped up in the month-long trial.

Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Ziyad Yaghi and Hysen Sherifi have all pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say they were part of a group of men led by Daniel Boyd who raised money and trained to carry out acts of terrorism. Boyd and his two sons pleaded guilty earlier this year in the case.

Attorneys for the men say they're guilty of nothing more than discussing ideas that others might find objectionable.