Fla. Taliban jurors still deciding imam's fate
MIAMI (AP) -- Jurors will be back for a fourth day of deliberations in the South Florida trial of a Muslim cleric accused of supporting the Pakistani Taliban.
The panel spent a full day Thursday behind closed doors but did not reach a verdict for 77-year-old Hafiz Khan. Unlike previous days, the 12 jurors asked no questions and sent out no notes. They resume discussions Friday.
The deliberations followed a two-month trial on U.S. charges that Khan provided about $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, which has been linked to attacks on U.S. and Pakistani interests. Khan testified the money was for needy people, family members and a religious school or madrassa he owns in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
If convicted Khan faces maximum sentences of 15 years on each of four terror support-related charges.
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