Two previous trials for the "Liberty City Six" - named for their inner city neighborhood - ended in mistrials when juries could not agree on verdicts. This third jury heard two months of testimony and began deliberations only last week, undergoing one interruption when an elderly juror became ill and had to be replaced with an alternate.
The six men, arrested in June 2006, are charged with conspiring with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's 110-story Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices around the country. The plan never got beyond the discussion stage and the group never obtained any weaponry or explosives necessary for such attacks.
So ... three trials for just talking about blowing up a building??????