May 03, 2010

Jihad Jamie/Jihad Jane: Federal Judge Postpones Leadville Woman's Trial

Update on Jihad Jane/Jihad Jamie Trial Could Be Postponed


PHILADELPHIA (AP) ―A federal judge in Philadelphia postponed the trial of a Colorado woman charged in a global terror plot, and a defense lawyer held out the possibility of a plea deal.[...]

Paulin-Ramirez and Colleen LaRose, 46, of Pennsburg, Penn., have both pleaded not guilty to charges they helped foreign terror suspects intent on starting a holy war in Europe and South Asia.

Paulin-Ramirez and her new Algerian husband were among a group of seven terror suspects rounded up in Ireland in March, hours before federal prosecutors announced that LaRose had been in custody in Pennsylvania since November.

"It's still a possibility that she will go to trial," said LaRose's lawyer, public defender Mark Wilson. "The other option is that they would both plead guilty."[...]

On Monday, LaRose smiled broadly at the public defenders assigned to her case as she entered the courtroom in a prison jumpsuit and with an untamed mane of long, bleached-blond hair. By contrast, Paulin-Ramirez sat dour-faced behind wire-framed glasses, her light brown hair braided down her back.

Again, Ramirez didn't speak for fear of giving prosecutors a voice sample.

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