Transcript for Osama Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Convicted in New York
Verdict came in and the terror trial involving Osama bin Laden's son in law federal jury convicted -- on -- gates of conspiring to kill Americans. Eyewitness News reporter rob Nelson live outside the courthouse in lower Manhattan with the very latest round. Good afternoon he is the most. Senior advisor -- Osama bin Laden to ever be tried in US civilian court. Today bin Laden -- the law has been convicted of trying to kill Americans they took the jury in this case only about two days to convict. So -- -- Abu gate after prosecutors linked him to bin Laden through multiple. Videos recorded speeches and photographs of the two men together some taken the immediate aftermath of the attacks in some of those videos and -- Gates praised the 9/11 attacks and -- there would be others to come. Abu gates was captured in Jordan last year and brought to the US to stand trial on terrorism charges obligated even unexpectedly took the stand in his own defense last week we're calling help bin Laden summoned -- -- his can give to his cave in Afghanistan and nine of the attacks and wanted him to spread -- this message to the world. Now defense attorneys argued -- had no involvement in or prior knowledge of the attacks today though the jury rejected those claims and sent back a guilty. Verdict and just a few minutes ago US attorney pre -- released a statement. Saying in part this within hours of the devastating 9/11 attacks Abu gates was using his position and -- -- as homicidal hierarchy to persuade others to pledge themselves to al-Qaeda. In the -- of murdering more Americans and also a few minutes to -- caves defense attorney Stanley Cohen. Was right there behind me the steps in front of the courthouse and he said he never expected his -- actually get a fair trial here in the US backed. He said apple -- is actually a man of character. And integrity.
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