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  • Greg Cannon
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      al-Qaida Conspirator Moussaoui Gets Life

      By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer 1
      minute ago

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal jury decided Wednesday
      al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui deserves life
      in prison for his role in the deadliest terrorist
      attack in U.S. history, on Sept. 11, 2001.

      On the seventh day of deliberation, the jury of nine
      men and three women informed Judge Leonie Brinkema
      that it had reached a decision.

      Moussaoui, a 37-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan
      descent, is the only person charged in this country in
      connection with the suicide jetliner hijackings that
      killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center,
      the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

      The verdict came after four years of legal maneuvering
      and a six-week trial that put jurors on an emotional
      roller coaster.

      The panel of northern Virginia residents was shown
      gruesome never-before-released images of the carnage
      that day, heard the first public playing of the
      cockpit recorder from United Flight 93 whose
      passengers tried to retake the jet over Pennsylvania,
      and watched and listened as dozens of victims and
      relatives described the horrors and losses they had
      endured.

      The nine men and three women deliberated about 40
      hours. They had found Moussaoui eligible for execution
      after more than 16 hours of deliberations in late
      March and early April.

      Although he was in jail on immigration violations on
      Sept. 11, the jury ruled that lies he told federal
      agents the month before the attacks kept the
      government from identifying and stopping some of the
      hijackers.

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      Court documents: http://notablecases.vaed.uscourts.gov
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