Jury of 16 set in Phoenix terrorism case

Posted at 3:24 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 20:11:31-05

The jury is set in the trial against a man accused of helping plot a terror-related attack outside a cartoon contest in Texas, and for plotting to attack Super Bowl XLIX.


Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem is accused of helping plot the May 4 attack in Garland, Texas where Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson opened fire at a Mohammed cartoon contest. Both Soofi and Simpson were killed during that attack.


Federal investigators say Kareem took Soofi and Simpson to shooting ranges to practice.


On Wednesday, attorneys solidified 16 people to sit on the jury. It consists of five men and 11 women.


All of the men are white and three of the women are black. One of the women is a teacher.


Another juror told lawyers during the selection process that she believes if someone kills in the name of religion that the person is a "coward," but assured the defense she could keep an open mind during the case.


Lawyers delivered opening statements on Wednesday.


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