Jury close to verdict in Fort Dix trial

December 22, 2008 7:16:30 AM PST
The jury has resumed deliberations in the case of five men accused of plotting an attack on the Army's Fort Dix. The eight women and four men on the panel told Judge Robert Kugler on Sunday that they expected to finish their work sometime Monday.

The five defendants, all foreign-born Muslim men who lived for years in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, are charged with conspiring to kill military personnel and attempted murder.

They would face life in prison if convicted on those charges. Their lawyers maintain none of the defendants were plotting anything.

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