Monday, April 03, 2006

Moussaoui found guilty

Get a rope...

(April 3, 2006)—After nearly three days of deliberations, a jury in Alexandria, Va. decided Tuesday afternoon that Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is eligible for the death penalty.

The issue jurors had to decide in the first phase of the trial was whether Moussaoui was responsible for even a single death in the attacks.

They found he was.

He was in prison at the time, but prosecutors say he could have provided information that would have allowed the U.S. to avert the attacks.

Deliberations began last Wednesday, two days after Moussaoui took the stand and delivered testimony that stunned the courtroom.

He admitted under questioning he knew about a plan to use planes to attack the World Trade Center, and testified that he and shoe-bomber Richard Reid were to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House.

Say hi for us to all your suicide-bombing, terrorist pals in hell...