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September 11 jury considers verdict

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The jury at the trial of Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui has retired to consider their verdict. Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, is the only person to have been convicted in the US of involvement in the September 11th attacks.

Last year he pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy. Prosecutors have demanded he be given the death penalty. But Moussaoui’s defence team say condemning him to a life in prison would deny him the glory he craves. The jury have sat through two weeks of harrowing evidence from the day of the attacks, which claimed the lives of around 3 thousand people in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. Under cross-examination, Moussaoui said he felt neither regret nor remorse, and wished it could be September 11th every day.