NEW YORK CITY — The defense is expected to give its closing argument for the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial.
The closings resume today at the Manhattan trial of Ahmed Ghailani.
On Monday, a prosecutor called Ghailani a cold-blooded killer and terrorist. Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Chernoff said Ghailani slipped away the day before his cohorts carried out a plot to attack two U.S. embassies in Africa.
The 1998 attacks killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.
Chernoff asked jurors to reject defense claims that Ghailani was an unwitting dupe for a terror cell. He said the men were thugs operating on orders from Osama bin Laden.