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May 4, 2006 | From Newsday
Lee Ielpi didn't hide his disappointment Wednesday after the federal jury verdict that put Zacarias Moussaoui in prison for life for his role in the Sept. 11 attacks. "I felt all along he should get the death penalty, but if it's life in prison with no possibility of parole, then he'll rot in prison where he belongs," said Ielpi, whose firefighter son, Jonathan Ielpi, 29, died in the south tower of the World Trade Center.
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May 3, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The Zacarias Moussaoui sentencing jury was to begin its seventh day of deliberations this morning, and its prolonged discussions have increased speculation that the Al Qaeda terrorist may escape the death penalty for his role as a self-avowed Sept. 11 conspirator.
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April 29, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors in the Zacarias Moussaoui case finished a fourth day of deliberations in Alexandria without a verdict. They are to resume deliberations Monday morning on whether Moussaoui, 37, deserves the death penalty or life in prison. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema again admonished jurors not to do research at home.
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April 28, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
Jury deliberations in the Zacarias Moussaoui conspiracy trial were expected to resume today after being halted Thursday when a juror fell ill. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema did not divulge the juror's name or illness, saying only that the juror was a male who needed treatment by a doctor and prescription medicine. The nine men and three women began deliberating Monday afternoon and have spent about 16 hours debating whether Moussaoui, who has pleaded guilty in the Sept.
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April 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors considering the fate of Zacarias Moussaoui adjourned without reaching a verdict in the only U.S. case related to the Sept. 11 hijackings. The jury has been deliberating since Monday in Alexandria. They will resume deliberations today on whether confessed conspirator Moussaoui, 37, should be executed or sentenced to life in prison.
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April 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui completed their second day of deliberations in Alexandria without deciding whether the Sept. 11 conspirator should receive a death sentence or life in prison. They went home after working 6 3/4 hours, bringing their total deliberations to 9 3/4 hours. Earlier in the day, they asked for a dictionary, but Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said that giving them one would be like adding evidence in the case.
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April 25, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The fate of Zacarias Moussaoui was turned over to a federal court jury Monday, and the nine men and three women began debating whether he should be executed for his role in the Sept. 11 conspiracy or spend the rest of his life in prison. In closing arguments, prosecutors declared that the French Moroccan member of Al Qaeda, arrested while in flight training in Minnesota weeks before the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, should pay with his life for the 2,972 innocents killed that day.
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April 24, 2006 | Richard Serrano, Times Staff Writer
Zacarias Moussaoui was an easy mark. Young and nearly broke, sleeping in a London shelter, he was ashamed of his past and uncertain of his future. And each day, when he went to the mosque in Brixton, he would run a gantlet of Islamic extremists. Eventually, they snared him.
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April 21, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
Terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui does not suffer from schizophrenia or paranoia but does have deep personality flaws that explain his bizarre behavior since his arrest several weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, a psychiatrist testifying for the prosecution told a jury Thursday. Dr. Raymond F. Patterson also suggested that Moussaoui was justified in being angry with his lawyers because they did not want him to testify in his own defense.
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April 19, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
A clinical psychologist hired by the defense told a federal court jury Tuesday that admitted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is a paranoid schizophrenic who began to lose his ability to reason a decade ago, when he first embraced Muslim extremism in England. The mental health expert from New York testified all day, describing his bizarre jailhouse interview with Moussaoui in which the 37-year-old Frenchman talked to himself and spat water at anyone who came near him.
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