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Deliberations Continue In Ghailani Case

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Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. (AP Photo/File)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Deliberations continued on Thursday in the case of an accused al-Qaida operative connected to the embassy bombing.

The jury focused on the testimony of an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports. The agent testified about discovering a detonator concealed behind a shelf in Ahmed Ghailani’s locked cupboard in his residents in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports

The detonator was identical to the one found in the so-called bomb factory, the compound where the truck bought by Ghailani was converted to a massive bomb carrying at least 19 canisters filled with oxygen and acetylene.

The prosecutor has described Ghailani as a mass murderer with blood of hundreds on his hands, but the defense called him an innocent dupe used by his al-Qaida friends.

The defense also said he was too young and naïve to be a terrorist.

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