Moussaoui Gets Life In Prison

By: AP
By: AP

A jury in Alexandria, Virginia has decided on a life sentence for Zacarias Moussaoui for his role in the 9/11 attacks. The decision came in the jury's seventh day of deliberations. The jury had only two choices: a death sentence or life in prison.

Moussaoui was the only person charged in this country in connection with the attacks that killed nearly three-thousand people. Although he was in jail on immigration violations on September eleventh, the jury ruled that his lies kept the government from identifying and stopping some of the hijackers.

During the six-week trial, the jury saw gruesome images, and heard the first public playing of the cockpit recorder from United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. And there was emotional testimony from the relatives of victims.

The same panel decided in March that Moussaoui was eligible for execution.

There's speculation Moussaoui will be housed at the Supermax Federal prison in Florence.


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