Authorities reportedly found bomb-making materials in the hotel room of Naser J. Abdo. | AP Photo/Killeen, Texas, Police Department
WACO, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are set to be delivered in
the federal trial of a soldier accused of planning to bomb a
restaurant frequented by Fort Hood troops.
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of
attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.
Abdo has been accused of spitting blood on authorities while in
custody and had a mask on Monday as a jury was selected in the Waco
Abdo is a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell,
Kentucky, when he was arrested last summer at a Killeen motel near
Fort Hood. Authorities searched his backpack and motel room, and
say they found ingredients for an explosive device. Abdo reportedly
said he wanted to avenge the war in Afghanistan.