Request for new trial possible, records filed by Aldawsari - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Request for new trial possible, records filed by Aldawsari

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, image from Randall County Sheriff's Department Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, image from Randall County Sheriff's Department
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Khalid Aldawsari had a Wednesday deadline to appeal his conviction, ask the court to overturn his conviction, or request a new trial.  Instead, his lawyers asked for an extension of time saying, "The reason for this request is that defense counsel has been unable to obtain the transcripts relative to the post-trial motions they intend to file." 

The request makes specific mention of rules 29 and 33 in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.  So, that provides some insight into what Aldawsari will be requesting.  Rule 29 deals with a request for the judge to overturn a conviction.  Rule 33 deals with a request for a new trial.

In February of 2011, Aldawsari was a college student in Lubbock.  The Saudi Arabian native is accused of amassing the materials needed for a bomb in his Central Lubbock apartment.  Court records say his proposed targets included night clubs, hydro-electric dams, and the home of former President George W. Bush. 

The defense argued at trial that Aldawsari didn't have all the ingredients for a bomb and therefore could not be guilty of Attempted Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction.  In late June, a jury in Amarillo found otherwise.

U.S. District Court Judge Donald E. Walter has ordered Aldawsari to be sentenced on September 11, provided that a pre-sentence report is ready by that time.  It is not clear if the Wednesday request for an extension would have any bearing on the sentencing date.  Aldawsari faces "any number of years" in prison due to his conviction. 

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