LUBBOCK, Texas - The jury has been selected for the trial of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 22, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Twelve jurors and two alternates were selected Thursday.
Aldawsari's attorney asked potential jurors if they would have any issue with Aldawsari's Muslim faith or Saudi citizenship. Dan Codgell also asked if jurors would worry about sitting next to a Saudi citizen on an airplane. A few said yes.
Opening arguments are scheduled for Friday morning.
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