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Military judge sets date 2021 for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed death penalty trial for September 11 attacks
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Military judge sets date 2021 for death penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others accused as plotters in September 11 attacks

  • Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial was set on January 11, 2021
  • The case will take place at Camp Justice in Guantánamo Bay in Cuba
  • The date announcement was included in a 10-page trial order that also said that prosecutors had until October 1 to get material for defense teams

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A date in 2021 has been set for the death penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men accused as the brains behind the September 11 attack in New York City.

Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial was set for January 11, 2021. The case will take place at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Cohen set the date so that a military jury could be chosen, the New York Times reports.

The date announcement was included in a 10-page trial order that also established that prosecutors had until 1 October to receive the necessary documents and materials from the defense teams.

Cohen's announcement marks the first time a judge in the case actually set a date. Since 2012, prosecutors had tried to get the ball rolling with two earlier judges.

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