Rana Terror Case Goes to Jury

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 12:49 PM CDT
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Rana Terror Case Goes to Jury

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Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused providing a cover story for a friend who scouted locations for the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai.

The jury in Tahawwur Rana's terrorism trial arrived Wednesday for their first day behind closed doors. Rana has pleaded not guilty to providing cover for David Headley, an admitted Pakistani-American terrorist.

Headley pleaded guilty to scouting sites for the attack that killed more than 160 people. He testified during Rana's trial that he took orders from both Pakistani intelligence and a militant group.

The case is being closely watched worldwide, especially amid suspicions that Pakistan's government may have been protecting Osama bin Laden before the al-Qaida leader's May 2 killing by U.S. forces. Pakistan denies the allegations.

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