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Guilty verdicts for 2 suspects in terror plot to derail Via train between Toronto and NYC

  • File-This April 23, 2013, file photo shows Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arriving at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto. Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Tunisian-born Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 for plotting to attack a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto were found guilty Friday, March 20, 2015, of several terror-related charges and could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Jaser, 37, and Esseghaier, 32, had pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, File)

    File-This April 23, 2013, file photo shows Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arriving at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto. Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Tunisian-born Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 for plotting to attack a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto were found guilty Friday, March 20, 2015, of several terror-related charges and could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Jaser, 37, and Esseghaier, 32, had pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mohammed Jaser, centre, father of Raed Jaser, leaves court after two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of terror-related charges in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2015. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier faced a total of nine terrorism charges in connection with the plot. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Mohammed Jaser, centre, father of Raed Jaser, leaves court after two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of terror-related charges in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2015. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier faced a total of nine terrorism charges in connection with the plot. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Crown attorney Croft Michaelson speaks to reporters after two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of terror-related charges in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2015. Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Chiheb Esseghaier, who is of Tunisian descent,  faced a total of nine terrorism charges in connection with the plot. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Crown attorney Croft Michaelson speaks to reporters after two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of terror-related charges in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2015. Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Chiheb Esseghaier, who is of Tunisian descent, faced a total of nine terrorism charges in connection with the plot. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

Two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto have been found guilty of terror-related charges.

Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Chiheb Esseghaier, who is of Tunisian descent, were arrested in 2013. Jaser faced four terror-related charges while Esseghaier faced five. They had pleaded not guilty.

A Toronto jury found both men guilty Friday of conspiring to commit murder for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.

The jury also found them guilty of two counts of participating in, or contributing to the activity of a terrorist group.