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Padilla guilty on all counts


Jose Padilla, seated in the middle, and his co-defendants, Adham Amin Hassoun on the left and Kifah Wael Jayyousi on the right, were found guilty on all counts by a Miami jury in less than twelve hours of deliberation after a three month trial in which hundreds of pages of evidence were introduced.

There was little emotion shown as the verdicts were read by the Judge’s clerk. Jayyousi who had been out on bond hugged the defense lawyers before being taken into custody.  All three face life in prison when they are sentenced in December.

WaPo story here.

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Padilla goes to the jury


The government’s case against Jose Padilla and two co-defendants went to the jury today after closing arguments. Pictured is Padilla, center, and his two public defenders : Anthony Natale and Michael Caruso.


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Padilla trial begins


The trial of Jose Padilla, previously known as the “dirty bomber” and held in a Charleston, SC navy brig for three and a half years as an “enemy combatant”, began in U.S. District Court in Miami yesterday.  Padilla and two co-defendants, Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi, face charges of participating in a “conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim”.

The sketch shows Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Frazier making his opening arguments to the jury. Padilla is the forth figure from the right. Hassoun is to the left of Padilla, and Jayyousi -with mustache and goatee- is on the right.

Washington Post story here.

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