February 9, 1994 |
After 18 weeks of testimony by more than 200 witnesses, government prosecutors in the World Trade Center bombing trial wrapped up their presentation Tuesday--capping a case that has been remarkable for its detail as well as its shortcomings. Prosecutors rested their case against the four defendants after two final days of testimony by David Williams, the FBI's primary investigator of the terrorist attack last Feb. 26. Williams gave an overview of the circumstantial evidence.
June 20, 1993 |
Saliva from one of the World Trade Center bombing suspects has been found on an envelope containing a letter claiming responsibility for the blast, sources close to the case said. The sources said Nidal Ayyad, 25, Kuwaiti-born engineer charged with taking part in the bombing, was matched to the envelope through a DNA test. The letter was received by the New York Times on March 2 claiming responsibility from a group calling itself the Liberation Army Fifth Battalion.
March 26, 1993 |
Federal authorities presented formal charges Thursday against key suspect Mahmud Abouhalima and a lesser figure as they began closing the circle of people sought in the bombing of New York's World Trade Center. In a day of fast-paced developments, Jim Esposito, head of the FBI's Newark, N.J., office, said "the circle is now very narrow," with five people in custody and one more being pursued. At the same time, James M.
March 20, 1993 |
Three weeks after a massive explosion killed six people and damaged one of New York City's most prominent landmarks, the motive behind the bombing of the World Trade Center remains, if anything, more mysterious than ever. Tracking leads on the East Coast, in Europe and in the Middle East, investigators have turned up a mass of evidence and have focused attention on a motley array of characters worthy of a detective novel: the sheik, the prison inmate, the scientist, the immigrant foot soldiers.
March 19, 1993 |
Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the militant Egyptian cleric whose New Jersey mosque was a site of worship for suspects accused in the bombing of New York's World Trade Center, Thursday denied knowing any of the suspects, including one said to be his own driver and bodyguard.
March 18, 1993 |
Investigators said Wednesday that they believe the possible mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing is a 33-year-old former chauffeur and bodyguard for Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, a militant Egyptian cleric, and that the suspect has fled to Pakistan. Sources familiar with the investigation said Mahmud Abouhalima, the man they are seeking, was "associated" on the day of the bombing with Mohammed A.