New trial date for Ohio man accused of plotting US attack

AP News
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 3:43 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new trial date has been set for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas training.

Columbus resident Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) has pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism.

Judge James Graham on Friday rescheduled the trial until Jan. 4 at the request of government prosecutors and Mohamud's attorney. The trial had been set to begin Monday.

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The 23-year-old Mohamud is accused of receiving training on weapons, combat and tactics in Syria, then returning to the U.S. with a plan to attack a military base or a prison.