WASHINGTON (AP) -
He has described himself as the mastermind of
9/11 -- and now, he'll face trial just blocks from the World Trade
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med) and four other Guantanamo
Bay detainees who will be brought to trial in a civilian federal
courthouse in Manhattan.
Attorney General Eric Holder says five other suspects will be
sent to military commissions.
Bringing such notorious suspects to U.S. soil to face trial is a
key step in President Barack Obama's plan to close the terror
suspect detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama initially
planned to close the detention center by Jan. 22, but the
administration is no longer expected to meet that deadline.
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