Fort Dix jury to work on weekend

December 19, 2008 3:50:45 PM PST
The jury in the trial of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers at New Jersey's Fort Dix is going to deliberate over the weekend. Jurors finished their third full day of deliberations Friday at 4:30 p.m. EST. They say they'll be back at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler says jurors told him they were "making progress" and that they might deliberate on Sunday, too.

The jury is sequestered in a hotel overnight.

Federal authorities portray the case as an example of efforts to stop terrorist attacks before they happen. But defense lawyers say the men, who lived for years in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, were not planning anything.

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