Terror suspect to raise insanity defense - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Terror suspect to raise insanity defense

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Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Department) Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Department)

Lawyers for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 21, announced Wednesday their intent to raise an insanity defense. Notice filed with U.S. District court says Aldawsari "seems to be suffering from severe mental disability including delusional visions and beliefs."

Aldawsari, a native of Saudi Arabia, was arrested in February on a single charge of Attempted Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction. He is accused of gathering materials in his Central Lubbock apartment for a chemical bomb. Court records say his proposed targets included the home of former President George W. Bush.

At the time of his arrest, Aldawsari was a college student in Lubbock. He is currently held in the Lubbock County jail until trial.

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