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Judge to examine failure to disclose video in terror case

Posted at 5:16 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 08:17:58-04

PHOENIX — A court hearing Tuesday will examine the FBI's failure to turn over evidence to an Arizona man until three years after he was convicted of providing guns to friends who attacked a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem argues his defense would have been helped by the surveillance footage that was taken outside the apartment shared by his friends who later killed in the 2015 attack in Garland.

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The camera didn't capture footage of Kareem.

Kareem's attorneys say it would be expected that a person planning the attack would have been with his friends to answer questions.

Kareem is seeking either a new trial or to reverse his convictions and bar prosecutors from refiling charges.

Prosecutors say FBI agents inadvertently overlooked the footage.