New trial date for Ohio man accused of plotting US attack
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new trial date has been set for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas training.
Columbus resident Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) has pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism.
Judge James Graham on Monday rescheduled the trial until Oct. 17 following a teleconference with attorneys in the case. The trial had been set to begin April 18.
The 24-year-old Mohamud is accused of receiving training on weapons, combat and tactics in Syria, and then returning to the U.S. with a plan to attack a military base or a prison.