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Mohammed Defers Plea in 9/11 Case

May 05, 2012

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and four codefendants deferred entering pleas during their arraignment today on terrorism charges at a U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Defense attorneys asked for a trial to begin in May 2013, while military prosecutors said they would be ready by Aug. 1 of this year.

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