Deliberations resuming in al-Qaida spokesman trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberations are set to resume in the New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The jury in Manhattan federal court did not reach a verdict Monday in more than four hours regarding the fate of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH). The 48-year-old Kuwaiti-born imam testified during the three-week trial that he used bin Laden's talking points to develop speeches for widely seen videos after the attacks. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say videos in which he threatened America show he embraced bin Laden's desire to kill Americans and joined his conspiracy. Abu Ghaith was captured in Jordan last year and brought to New York for trial.

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