Split Verdict in Fort Dix Trial
The federal trial of five New Jersey men accused of plotting to assassinate soldiers at Fort Dix ended in a split verdict Monday, with the five defendants convicted of plotting the attack, but acquitted of attempted murder charges.
According to the Associated Press, the men likely face life in prison. In addition, four of them were convicted on weapons charges.
The case was set in motion when two of the defendants brought a film of the group shooting guns and discussing jihad to a Circuit City store in Southern New Jersey, for conversion to DVD. The clerk at the store, Brian Morgenstern, then alerted authorities, which began the investigation that led to arrests a year later.