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Jury selection begins in Osama bin Laden's son-in-law's trial

March 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- The jury pool was winnowed in the federal trial in New York for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law after several potential jurors said they couldn't be impartial.

Several jurors were dismissed Monday after telling Judge Lewis Kaplan they couldn't maintain impartiality during the trial Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, charged with conspiring to kill Americans and with providing support to terrorists as an al-Qaida spokesman around the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, the New York Daily News reported.

Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranked al-Qaida follower tried on U.S. soil since the attacks, was escorted into court without handcuffs, wearing a white dress shirt, prison tennis shoes and a light brown suit that was too large, the Daily News said.

The prospective jurors heard a list of names, entities and locations likely to raised during trial, including Saajid Badat, a British man who plotted with "shoe bomber" Richard Reid and expected to testify against Abu Ghaith via video feed from Britain.

Lawyers in the case are expected to begin delivering their opening statements Wednesday.

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