August 05, 2011

Failed Ft Hood Plot: Abdo's Defense Atty Wants Charges Dropped

Because no destructive devices were found in Abdo's motel room. Pathetic request by his attorney. All the makings of IED's were found including how-to instructions courtesy Sammy's AQAP Inspire rag issue #1

WACO, Texas (AP) An AWOL soldier accused of planning to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers could face more charges, a judge said Thursday.

A federal judge in Waco heard testimony from FBI agents in the case of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo before sending the case to a grand jury. The judge said Abdo could be indicted on additional charges but didn't elaborate.

U.S. attorneys already have charged Abdo with possession of an unregistered destructive device. Abdo, who is being held without bond, has yet to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

The 21-year-old was arrested last week at a Killeen motel near Fort Hood, where investigators said they found a handgun and ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, two pressure cookers, clocks and wire.

Abdo also bought a U.S. Army uniform from a local store and a "Smith" name patch but told the clerk he did not know his unit at Fort Hood where he was not actually based, FBI special agent Michael Brogan testified Thursday. Abdo changed into the uniform in the back of the store before leaving in a taxi, Brogan said[...]

During the hearing, defense attorney Keith Dorsett told the judge that no destructive device was found in Abdo's motel room and that the charge should be dropped.[All emphasis mine..ed]

Hmmm, I wonder what "additional charges" that might be?

Jonn at This Ain't Hell has more including

Abdo apparently checked into the America's Best Value hotel in Killeen hotel using a Tennessee driver's license under the name "Asher J. Pluto."
Asher J. Pluto?

Abdo was also laughing and joking with his attorney during his court appearance. Was Abdo telling his attorney about his cornhole sessions with Bubba?

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