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Moussaoui Jurors Resume Sentence Deliberations


The jury deciding the fate of al-Qaida conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui has resumed deliberations near Washington.

Deliberations were called off Thursday because of the illness of one juror.

The panel has been deliberating since Monday in Alexandria, Virginia. It must decide if Moussaoui should be sentenced to death or life in prison. Jury members are sorting through detailed instructions of how to weigh various factors in the case.

If all 12 jurors can not reach a unanimous decision, Moussaoui would automatically be sentenced to life.

He is the only person to be tried in the United States in connection with the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Moussaoui pleaded guilty last year to six federal counts of terror conspiracy.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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