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Men accused of conspiring in terror plot due in federal court in Boston for detention hearing

  • In this courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Wright and Rovinski pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out.  (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

    In this courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Wright and Rovinski pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of David Wright leave federal court with attorney Jessica Hedges, right, after a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in Boston where Wright and Nicholas Rovinski pleaded not guilty on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Supporters of David Wright leave federal court with attorney Jessica Hedges, right, after a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in Boston where Wright and Nicholas Rovinski pleaded not guilty on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of David Wright leave federal court after a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in Boston where Wright and Nicholas Rovinski pleaded not guilty on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Supporters of David Wright leave federal court after a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in Boston where Wright and Nicholas Rovinski pleaded not guilty on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)  (The Associated Press)

Two men charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State group are expected in court for a detention hearing.

A federal grand jury indicted David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, on Thursday. Prosecutors are expected to ask at Friday's detention hearing that they be held without bail while awaiting trial.

Both men were charged last week with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead blogger Pamela Geller. Rahim was killed by investigators who say Rahim lunged at them with a military-style knife. Rahim's family has questioned that account.

Authorities say the three men initially planned to kill Geller, but Rahim called Wright on June 2 and told him he wanted to kill police officers.