Not Guilty Plea From Man Charged in Chicago Car Bomb Plot

Adel Daoud is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012  |  Updated 6:37 PM CDT
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Parents Defend Son Charged in Bomb Plot

Adel Daoud, 19, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he tried to blow up a car bomb next to a downtown Chicago bar. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
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A 19-year-old suburban man entered a not guilty plea Thursday to charges he tried to set off what he thought was a car bomb next to a downtown Chicago bar.

Adel Daoud is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage or destroy a building by means of an explosive. If convicted, he could face a life prison sentence.

He was arrested last month after authorities said he tried to trigger the fake mechanism in an FBI sting. Court documents say he told an undercover agent he wanted to carry out an attack because he believed the U.S. was at war "with Islam and Muslims."

Daoud was denied bond and remains jailed at a federal lockup in Chicago.
 

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