Weekend work in Ft. Dix terror trial

December 20, 2008 4:08:44 AM PST
Still no verdict in the trial of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix.

But jurors told the judge yesterday that they were "making progress," and they plan to be back in court this morning to start their fourth day of deliberations.

The eight women and four men, who are being sequestered while they deliberate, haven't asked the court a question since Wednesday. That's when they asked for transcripts of some testimony.

The five foreign-born Muslims on trial face charges including conspiracy to kill military personnel and attempted murder.

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 Cherry Hill, were not planning anything.

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