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N.Y. jury deciding fate of former Al Qaeda spokesman

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury has begun considering the fate of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, a Kuwaiti clergyman who became al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning after federal Judge Lewis Kaplan read the law that will guide them toward a verdict in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

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The deliberations came a day after prosecutors urged jurors to convict Abu Ghaith of conspiracy and supporting al-Qaida. They said he answered bin Laden’s call on Sept. 11 to become al-Qaida’s mouthpiece on videos urging followers to kill Americans.

Defense attorney Stanley Cohen argued that the evidence against Abu Ghaith was weak and his client was never a major al-Qaida figure as prosecutors alleged. If convicted, Abu Ghaith could face life in prison.

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