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Some Cole families cool on seeing trial

Oct. 22, 2008 at 4:14 PM   |   Comments

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NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Some family members of U.S. sailors killed aboard the USS Cole eight years ago say they have mixed feelings about attending an alleged conspirator's trial.

The Norfolk (Va.) Virginian-Pilot said Wednesday that concerns over missed work and a general uneasiness about being in the courtroom mean some relatives will decline the chance to travel to Guantanamo to attend the trial of Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri.

"I wouldn't want to be in the same room," said Lorri Triplett, who lost her husband, Andrew, in the 2000 bombing that killed 17 crew members. "I just hope whoever was supposed to be involved gets justice done to them."

The Pentagon announced Tuesday it would hold a lottery to allow family members to attend the trial in groups of five. The newspaper said the military was considering televising the trial on closed-circuit TV for other family members.

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