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Judge Removes Juror At Bronx Terror Trial Tuesday

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Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx section in New York was one of two targets where alleged terrorists attempted to plant bombs in a plot which was foiled by police and FBI on May, 20, 2009 (AP Photo/David Karp)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2/AP) – A juror has been removed at the trial of four men caught in an FBI terror sting, but deliberations will go on.

A judge dismissed the juror on Tuesday after learning last week that the juror had accidentally seen a document that wasn’t in evidence.

After denying a defense motion for a mistrial, the judge ordered deliberations to continue with 11 jurors. Jurors are deliberating for a fourth day.

The jury was sent home Friday when the judge learned one juror had a transcript ruled inadmissible before the trial. Jurors told the judge they had come across the transcript of a recorded call between a defendant and his father, a document that wasn’t in evidence. It apparently had been put in a juror’s evidence binder by mistake.

The judge questioned each juror before sending them home so authorities could examine all the binders.

Prosecutors said James Cromitie hatched a plot with a paid FBI informant to bomb New York City synagogues, and recruited his three co-defendants to fire missiles at a New York military base.

Along with the alleged bomb plot, the four men were accused of planning to shoot down military planes at a New York National Guard base.

The defense has said the government entrapped their clients.

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