Jury sees video of GI buying bomb-making items
WACO, Texas – The first day of testimony has ended in the federal trial of a Muslim soldier accused of planning to bomb a Texas restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and five other charges.
A Wal-mart employee told jurors Tuesday afternoon that store receipts matched items found in Abdo's Killeen motel room near Fort Hood. That's where he was detained in July, and authorities say they found pressure cookers, clocks, wires and other bomb-making components.
Jurors also saw surveillance footage showing Abdo buying the items and later taking them into his motel room.
Killeen police were tipped off by a gun store manager who was suspicious of Abdo's purchases and behavior.