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|Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008
|After deportation of acquitted defendant, jury selection begins
for retrial of remaining 6 terrorist suspects
MIAMI (AP) - Jury selection is underway for the retrial of 6 men charged in Miami with
conspiring with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and blow up FBI offices around
|Terrorist suspect Narseal Batiste is seen in this Louisiana driver's
lincense photo. (AP)
The first trial of the so-called "Liberty City Seven" ended in a hung jury in
December for 6 of the suspects and one was acquitted. The man who was cleared in the case,
Lyglenson Lemorin, is being deported to his native Haiti but is expected to testify for
the defense in the second trial.
Jury selection is likely to take two weeks or more, with special attention given to how
much prospective jurors know about the heavily publicized case. The jurors' identities
will be kept secret and they will be driven to and from the courthouse by federal
The six men from Miami's impoverished Liberty City neighborhood face up to 70 years in
prison if convicted on all four conspiracy and material support charges.
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