US Federal Jury Convicts Saudi Student of Planning Terrorist Bombing

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal jury in Texas has convicted a Saudi student on charges of planning a terrorist bombing.

The Justice Department says Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari's list of possible targets included dams in California and Colorado, nightclubs, and the Dallas address for former President George W. Bush.

Prosecutors say Aldawsari bought bomb-making chemicals and equipment and wrote in a journal of his desires for Jihad.

One of the company's from which he tried to buy chemicals alerted police.

Aldawsari faces life in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in October.