Trial of Saudi Man Charged in Terror Plot Set for May

College student accused of planning to attack Bush's Dallas home

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    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is shown in this undated photo made available by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.

    A federal judge in Lubbock has pushed back until May the trial date for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction.

    U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings on Tuesday set a May 14 trial date for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. He had been set to go to trial on Jan. 9.

    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari Appears in Court

    [DFW] Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari Appears in Court
    college student from Saudi Arabia accused of buying chemicals online as part of a plan to blow up key U.S. targets, including the home of former President George W. Bush, appeared in federal court in Texas on Friday. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    Court documents allege he planned to attack various U.S. targets, including former President George W. Bush's home in Dallas and sites in New York City.

    The U.S. college student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded not guilty.

    Aldawsari Allegedly Researched Dallas Targets

    [DFW] Aldawsari Allegedly Researched Dallas Targets
    Investigators say a Saudi student charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction may have had his eye on former President George W. Bush's home and Dallas nightclubs. (Published Thursday, Feb 24, 2011)

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case had filed a motion Monday asking to extend filing deadlines.

    Earlier this month, Aldawsari's attorney filed a notice that he will use an insanity defense.


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