Self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants, have told a military judge they want to confess and plead guilty.
Held at the US’s Guantanamo Bay military base, Khalid claims to have planned the strikes from A to Z.
Three thousand people died in 9/11. Victims relatives are arriving at Guantanamo for the case. The judge says he will question the accused to ensure that is really what they want.
The five, who all face the death penalty, are believed to have made the request in a note on the same day Barack Obama won the presidential election.
Obama has pledged to shut down the widely condemned military prison camp, setting up regular courts instead.