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Some ground rules laid out for trial of Lubbock terror suspect

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This week a federal judge laid some of the ground rules for taking terror suspect Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari to trial.

Aldawsari was 19 in February of 2011 when he was arrested in Lubbock and accused of collecting the material needed for a bomb in his Central Lubbock apartment. Court records say he had proposed targets nationwide and wrote about his desire for "jihad."

The trial has been moved from Lubbock to Amarillo and is scheduled to start on June 21.

Judge Donald Walter ordered that no background checks can be done on prospective jurors. He also ordered that prosecutors can dismiss up to six prospective jurors for any reason or no reason at all. The defense can do the same to as many as 10 prospective jurors.

The judge also ruled that the jury will consist of 12 members and four alternates. The trial is expected to last 8 to 10 days, according to a document filed in court records on Wednesday.

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