Evidence expected at AZ terror suspect's trial

Posted at 8:47 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 22:48:05-05

Trial for a valley man accused of terrorism and conspiring to help ISIL began Tuesday.

Federal agents arrested Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem in June of 2015, accusing him of helping plan the Mohammed Cartoon drawing shooting in Garland, Texas.

A federal indictment states that Kareem worked with the shooters Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson to plan the attack. The government also said that the three would practice target shooting together.

Soofi and Simpson were both killed during the Texas shooting.

Kareem’s trial is expected to last up to five weeks. 

Court documents reveal that 350 different pieces of evidence will be used in court. These include:

-  Scene photos in Garland Texas.

-  A list of weapons seized from the scene and a search of Kareem’s home.

-  Printed Islam State flags, 

-  Camouflage, bullet proof vest and tactical items

-  Cellphones and computers

- Internet searches

- Twitter and social media posts

- Emails between the suspects involved

- Emails between the suspects and some of the witnesses

Jury selection is expected to be complete by the end of Wednesday.