Federal marshals escorted Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari to his initial court appearance Feb. 25 at the Mahon Federal Building in Lubbock, Texas. Aldawsari, a college student from Saudi Arabia, pleaded not guilty today to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He is accused of buying chemicals online as part of a plan to blow up key U.S. targets, including the Dallas home of former president George W. Bush.
By Zach Long, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, via AP
A U.S. college student from Saudi Arabia pleaded not guilty today in Texas to charges he bought bomb-making materials and intended to blow up targets that included the Dallas home of former president George W. Bush.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, who was enrolled at South Plains College on a student visa, was arraigned at the federal courthouse in Lubbock, Texas, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. A May 2 trial date was set. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.