20 years. It took 20 years to come to trial. Something is very wrong in America.
- Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial is set for January 11, 2021
- The case will take place at Camp Justice at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba
- Date announcement was included in a 10-page trial scheduling order that also said that prosecutors had until October 1 to get material to defense teams
- Cohen’s announcement marks the first time that a trial judge in the case actually established a date
- Prosecutors had tried to get the ball rolling with two previous judges after the 2012 arraignment of the five men
A 2021 date has been established for the death-penalty trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men charged as the masterminds behind the September 11 attack in New York City.
Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial is set for January 11, 2021. The case will take place at Camp Justice at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.
Khalid Sheikh (also spelled as Shaikh) Mohammed is said to be the architect behind the plot that killed 2,976 in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
Cohen set the date so that a military jury could be selected, the New York Times reports. The selection process is said to take months, with various military personnel having to be flown in by groups to the base.
Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men is set for January 11, 2021
Shelby Talcott, Daily Caller, on August 30, 2019
The trial for five men charged with planning the September 11 attacks that left almost 3,000 people dead in three cities across the U.S. has been set for Jan. 11, 2021.
Col. W. Shane Cohen, an Air Force judge, set the trial date Friday, the New York Times reported. Five men were arrested in 2012 and charged with the death penalty following plane attacks in New York, Washington and a Pennsylvania field that killed 2,976 people on September 11, 2001.
Prosecutors have been asking for a trial date to be set since 2012, but this is the first time a trial judge has set a date, the NYT reported. It is unclear why a date was only set now.
Two planes hit the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manhattan after terrorists hijacked an American Airlines and United Airlines flight. Both of the towers at the trade center were hit and collapsed. A third American Airlines hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon the same morning, and passengers and crew managed to overtake hijackers on a fourth plane. That plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing 40 on board.
The attacks began at 8:46 a.m. when the north tower of the WTC was hit. The second plane hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m., and the Pentagon was hit at 9:37 a.m. The fourth plane crashed at 10:03 a.m, CNN reported.
Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, took responsibility for the attacks, according to a tape released by the government.
The five men being prosecuted were arraigned in 2012 at Guantanamo Bay, a military prison in Cuba, the NYT reported.
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