Deliberations Underway in Minnesota Terrorism Trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury deliberations have begun in the federal trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
WCCO-TV reports the jury got the case Wednesday after closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of Guled Ali Omar, Abdirahman Yasin Daud and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah.
All three men have pleaded not guilty to several charges, the most serious of which is conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States. It carries the possibility of life in prison.
During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to recordings made by an FBI informant of the men's conversations. Omar's attorney argued that the comments on the recordings amount to youthful one-upmanship.