Appeals court won't review Texas bomb plot case

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Associated Press

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court says it won't re-hear the appeal of a former Texas college student convicted of trying to make a bomb in a religious attack.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a hearing for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, convicted two years ago of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court had already rejected Aldawsari's appeal, but it announced late last week that it refused a request for the case to be heard by the entire membership of the court, in what's known as an en banc hearing.

Aldawsari is a former Texas Tech student who emigrated from Saudi Arabia. He is serving a life sentence at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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