CHICAGO (AP) — The six-year-old case of a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was a bomb in Chicago may be nearing a resolution.
A Chicago federal judge hears arguments Monday on a defense motion to let 25-year-old Adel Daoud enter an Alford plea, in which he doesn’t admit guilt but concedes evidence will lead to his conviction.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officers Refusing To Report Vaccine Status Expected To Protest Outside Police Headquarters Tuesday
If the judge grants the defense request, there would be no trial.READ MORE: Man Shot While Sitting Inside Auburn Gresham Home
Prosecutors want a trial . They cite defense statements they intend to put “the FBI on trial” for entrapping Daoud, arguing that accepting the plea lets those claims stand.
Prosecutors also oppose Daoud’s request to enter Alford pleas in separate indictments alleging he solicited an agent’s murder and attacked an inmate who drew a picture of the Prophet Muhammad.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny Day Ahead
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