No verdict in Fort Dix plot deliberations

December 18, 2008 5:45:30 PM PST
The jury considering the case of five men accused of plotting to kill soldiers on Fort Dix has finished its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The jury has considered evidence for 14 hours so far after a trial that lasted 29 days. Jurors asked no questions of the judge on Thursday.

The jury is being sequestered during deliberations.

The five foreign-born Muslims 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 the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, were not planning anything.

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