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August 26, 1996
Closing arguments begin in terrorist trial
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Calling it "one of the most hideous crimes anyone has ever conceived," Assistant U.S. Attorney Deitrich Snell gave closing arguments Monday in the trial of three men accused of plotting a terror campaign against the United States.
Snell said the defendants, lead by Ramzi Yousef, the alleged mastermind behind the World Trade Center bombing, planned to blow up 12 U.S. airline jets over the Pacific Ocean in two days' time last year.
Ramzi Yousef, who is representing himself, will begin closing arguments Tuesday. He and lawyers for his codefendants are expected to take two days, and the judge plans to charge the jury Thursday.
Prosecutors will try Ramzi Yousef again in the fall in the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
Correspondent Brian Jenkins contributed to this report.
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