Dallas Bomb Suspect Plans Insanity Defense

Trial to begin Jan. 9

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011  |  Updated 12:36 PM CDT
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Dallas Bomb Suspect Plans Insanity Defense

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Attorneys for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, plan an insanity defense.

The attorney for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction will use an insanity defense in the young man's case.

Rod Hobson, the attorney for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, filed notice Wednesday of his plan.

Prosecutors allege the 21-year-old U.S. college student from Saudi Arabia, who has pleaded not guilty, bought chemicals and equipment to build a weapon of mass destruction.

Earlier this week Hobson filed to a motion seeking psychiatric and psychological exams for Aldawsari.

Aldawsari, in the U.S. legally on a student visa, was arrested Feb. 23. Court documents allege he planned to attack various U.S. targets, including sites in New York City and former President George W. Bush's home in Dallas.

A Jan. 9 trial date has been set.

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