Soldier Charged In Fort Hood Bomb Plot Gets Lawyer

By: AP
By: AP
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WACO, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge has appointed a new attorney for the soldier charged with planning to blow up a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.

Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told the judge Thursday that he disagreed with his court-appointed attorneys over trial strategies.

Abdo was handcuffed and wearing a striped jail jumpsuit as he spoke from behind a lectern. He said his request shouldn't delay his Jan. 23 trial. But the judge in Waco said he'd decide that later.

Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges. Abdo was arrested in July at a motel a few miles from the Texas Army post.

Authorities say they found bomb-making materials. Abdo was AWOL from Kentucky's Fort Campbell.

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