NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A terror trial in Manhattan will move ahead without the star witness.

Opening statements were expected Tuesday in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial.

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He was charged with conspiring to blow up U.S. embassies in Africa in 1991.

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More than 220 people were killed.

Last week, the judge excluded the government’s star witness.

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Prosecutors announced Sunday they won’t appeal, saying they already have enough evidence for a conviction.