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Judge Agrees To Delay Terror Conspiracy Trial

A judge has granted a request by attorneys for a man accused of conspiring to kill American troops in Iraq to delay the start of his trial.

The trial of Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury is now set to begin Oct. 24, three weeks later than originally scheduled.

The judge said he didn't agree that the original date would have hurt Mehanna's case, but prosecutors also agreed to a delay.

Mehanna's attorneys said prosecutors hadn't turned over evidence in time for them to prepare for the trial.

Prosecutors said they've consistently given the defense evidence as quickly as they could.

Prosecutors say Mehanna sought training in a terrorist camp and translated a publication on ways to wage Muslim holy war. The defense says his activities amounted to free speech.

This program aired on September 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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