Jury close to verdict in Fort Dix trial

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - December 22, 2008 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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