Moussaoui Judge to Let Case Go to Jury, Moussaoui to Testify
There was a lot of secrecy surrounding the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui today, but from this Washington Post news account, here's what happened: The prosecution rested, after which the defense made a motion for judgment of acquittal in a sealed hearing, and the trial resumed in open court with the defense calling its first witness. Shorter version: The defense lost it's motion for judgment of acquittal.
I can't find any record of a ruling on this defense motion which was filed Tuesday. I discuss it at length here. Apparently, the Judge has decided to let the Government switch horses in midstream. The defense had claimed the Judge's order reconsidering the admission of the aviation testimony and witnesses has allowed the Government to expand its theory for the death penalty from one that alleges Moussaoui's lies directly resulted in at least one death on 9/11 to one that claims his failure to tell the truth on 9/11 caused a death. As the defense pointed out:
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