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BREAKING NEWS ~ Moussaoui jury reaches verdict

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the jury in the Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news archive] sentencing trial [case docket] has reached a verdict after deliberating for seven days. Moussaoui pleaded guilty [JURIST report] to six conspiracy charges [indictment] last year. The jury has already determined that Moussaoui is eligible for the death penalty [JURIST report] and Wednesday's verdict will decide whether he will be executed or will get life in prison instead. Review the special verdict form [PDF] that the jury foreman will fill out to reflect the jury's deliberations.

The verdict will be read at 4:30 PM ET.

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