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There is breaking news now on Fox News Channel there has been an enormous terrorism trial underway in New York City and today we have a verdict.
A verdict in the case of a man accused of plotting to bomb New York City subways.
A plot the attorney general of the United States calls one of the most serious threats since the attacks of 911 this this jury included.
This trial included testimony.
Now we know that he's been convicted on all counts the jury found this man a Bosnian born American citizen guilty on all nine counts.
Including conspiring to carry out a suicide attack on American soil receiving military training from al-Qaeda and plotting to kill US soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.
Now he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Prosecutors say he trained with al-Qaeda in Pakistan's tribal region back in 2008 before he conspired with -- admitted terrorists.
To strap on a suicide vest and attack the subways in New York.
The master -- knowledgeable as Ozzie and another man both pleaded guilty and testified against this American born man.
In addition this trial featured the first testimony from a home grown terrorist.
About Al qaeda's fervent desire to carry out more attacks in the United States and against United States' interest.
And today the man who was on trial has been found guilty.
-- this mid June -- guilty on all counts David Lee Miller with a news live in New York City David Lee this has just happened.
That's right here but it happened that fifteen minutes ago and this was a remarkable ten day trial.
The -- was constantly packed many attorneys making the federal government watching this trial unfold.
As you mention the demeaning found guilty of nine counts conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction among among them.
The -- also conspiracy conspiracy to commit murder abroad and what's most significant about this trial shepherd is that.
His two accomplices testified against him as you mentioned does he believes Ozzie and Serena -- Ahmed say they testified against him and describe the inner workings of al-Qaeda -- described wanting to go.
To Afghanistan to join the Taliban to fight -- that did not work out in the -- as far as Pakistan and then they were recruited by al-Qaeda and it was al-Qaeda who -- -- would be more useful if they were to come back to the United States and become suicide bombers.
Al-Qaeda according to the testimony a trial.
Told these three men that the plan was essentially up to them but they should return to the United States and it was here that they could do the most damage.
Never considered a number of targets in this came out during the trial.
They discussed blowing up Penn Station Times Square Grand Central station movie theaters and they finally decided that.
They're targets were going to be the New York City subways because that way they could inflate the greatest harm.
Also notable during this trial Shepperd we also heard video testimony.
From a -- a British man who -- some thirteen years and had his sentence reduced for cooperating with authorities.
That's -- but dot he testified as did an American by the name of Bryant Neil -- and we got.
More inside information.
About how al-Qaeda operates how it recruits people and what type of training they undergo.
One of the tidbits that was released during this a trial that was very chilling.
-- -- -- is Ozzie at one point said that there was a plan to create some type of a car bomb but that plan could not move forward.
Because he lost.
A page of a notebook that contain the instructions to make that possible.
The sentencing for -- His accomplices have been convicted they plead guilty they did not go to trial they are also awaiting sentencing they testified because they expect some type of leniency.
Sheppard David Lee Miller in New York with the breaking news for us this is not one of those their thinking about it.
They're planning it this one had begun with action and had -- been able to do exactly what they were attempting to do with the time.
Blow up the New York City Subway system that would grind America's largest city to a halt.
And you wonder how long it would take for the city to recover -- -- now the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist in the fox is going to be Judith Miller also hasn't.
Fellow at the think tank the Manhattan institute you've been following this thing from the beginning of this thing was very real there was no entrapment here -- was -- Police setting up -- staying this was this was the real deal.
Absolutely in fact check law enforcement.
Officials that I talked to at the trial said you know had this thing come off -- he succeeded in these three men succeeded.
This would have been the worst attack on American soil since 9/11.
So it is really at such great tribute to the FBI into the NYPD.
That they were on this guy that they got national is -- as a result of monitoring email that correspondence that he was having someone overseas.
And they tracked him back they followed the plot and they stopped it in time now.
What they do now on yeah I -- said was that well in his defense he didn't want to kill Americans here.
He wanted to be changed to go kill Americans in Afghanistan.
And that he backed out of -- the plot once it became clear that American citizens are going to be the target.
That was his defense and he also said that even though -- had training the training wasn't very good.
But that he was.
They basically shut out by -- -- -- is Ozzie and the other applaud her.
He wanted no more to do with it.
This kind of undercut by -- a traffic accident that he had in -- January 2010.
When he was yelling heard yelling 2911.
God is great god is great Allah -- bar.
This was his suicide.
Car bomb attack but there was no car bomb it was just him as a suicide.
Now he says explaining -- he said at the trial well.
-- I was just at wit's end he is defense attorney said that he was having a nervous breakdown that he had been brainwashed by al-Qaeda.
And that it wasn't a serious effort to hurt anyone but himself.
The jury wasn't buying -- they did convict him this is very important win.
For -- -- government and moreover shaft that's another indication.
That the problem of terrorism has now spread from over they -- to hear.
Because all three of these young man were homegrown terrorists nice boys from queens.
And now the thinking is depending on what happens in sentencing but the thinking -- this -- -- spend the rest of his life in prison today.
Convicted conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction conspiracy to commit a murder in a foreign country.
Providing material support to al-Qaeda conspiracy to provide material -- -- Supports al-Qaeda receiving military type training from a foreign terrorist organization conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism.
He conspired to blow up New York City Subway system nine total counts guilty on all.
And the thinking is he will most likely -- that all of his remaining days.
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