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October 6th, 2010
07:44 AM ET

Jury to begin deliberating in case of alleged synagogue bomb plot

Editor's Note: CNN's Christina Romano files this report from New York.

Jury deliberations are expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of one of four men charged with plotting to bomb a synagogue and a Jewish community center.

Prosecutors say James Cromitie and three other men spoke extensively about their plans as Shahed Hussain - posing as a representative of a Pakistan-based terrorist group - recorded the discussions.

The lawyer for Cromitie said Monday that testimony from Hussain is "garbage."

"The bottom line is when it comes to Hussain's testimony, it's worthless. It's garbage," lawyer Vincent Briccetti told the jury. "He lied to you."

Prosecutors argued that Hussain had not lied about how much money he told Cromitie, the alleged ringleader of the group, he would be paid for the attack and denied defense contentions that the men were entrapped.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Courts • Judaism • New York • United States

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  1. GypsyKingAdventures

    Here is the common denominator in this trial, and all you need to know about the motivation and intention of these four animals – each and every one of them has converted to Muslim.

    October 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
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