Jurors in Fort Dix case ask for transcript

December 17, 2008 1:47:45 PM PST
A jury considering the case of five men accused of plotting an attack on the Army's Fort Dix appears to be zeroing in on the testimony of one government informant. The eight women and four men on Wednesday asked a judge for transcripts of testimony from Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 from Besnik Bakalli. Judge Robert Kugler said he would send the transcript to jurors.

On those days, government lawyers questioned him on direct examination. Bakalli said that the suspects used a trip to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains as training for waging a holy war.

The suspects face life in prison if they're convicted of the most serious charges, which include conspiracy to kill military personnel and attempted murder.

Defense lawyers told jurors their clients - all foreign-born Muslims who lived for years in Cherry Hill - were not seriously planning anything.

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