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Lubbock's Aldawsari terror case put off until October

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The case of a Saudi Arabian man accused of plotting a terrorist attack against the U.S. while living in Lubbock will not go to trial on May 2nd.  Instead the case has been delayed.

Khalid Aldawsari, 20, was arrested in February and court records say he had collected the raw materials needed to build a chemical bomb.  His potential targets were nowhere near Lubbock; he was in Lubbock studying as a college student.

Prosecutors Tuesday asked permission to slow down the legal proceedings.  They refer to it as a "complex case" which is a legal phrase under the federal Speedy Trial Act.   Aldawari's defense attorney agreed with prosecutors on Tuesday. 

The trial is expected to involve classified documents, which the FBI seeks to have declassified.  Even if the documents are declassified, they will still be sensitive and not released to the general public.

A new trial date of October 24, 2011 was set by the judge.

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