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Accused Chelsea bomber’s trial won’t be moved out of NYC, judge rules
By Rohn Riley | Newsday | May 8, 2017


Accused Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi is not entitled to have his trial moved out of New York on the basis of prejudicial pretrial publicity, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Monday.

Lawyers for Rahimi, 29, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, had moved to shift his trial to either Washington, D.C., or Vermont, based on a survey showing that massive early publicity demonized Rahimi and nearly 50 percent of potential jurors thought he was guilty.

Manhattan U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said much of the publicity had died down since last year and he believed questioning of prospective jurors could weed out bias.

The judge said 72 percent of prospective jurors in the defense survey reported they could set aside negative views of Rahimi, and noted that a long list of high-profile cases, from terrorists to mob boss John Gotti, were successfully tried in federal court in Manhattan.

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Accused Bomber Rahimi Seeks Reduced Charges in New Jersey Case
By Daniel Trotta, Reuters | US News | May 15, 2017, 7:31PM


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Ahmad Khan Rahimi in Elizabeth, New Jersey, May 15, 2017
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ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - An Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey fired on police in New Jersey to evade arrest, but those crimes fall short of attempted murder as charged, his defense lawyer argued on Monday.

Rahimi also faces a host of federal charges brought by U.S. prosecutors in New York and New Jersey, who have portrayed him as a jihadist who bought bomb components on eBay, praised Osama bind Laden and kept a journal expressing outrage at the U.S. "slaughter" of mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine.

Rahimi, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, appeared in court shackled at the feet and hands while wearing a blue prison uniform, white skullcap and beard. He appeared to be mouthing verses of the Koran while seated at the defense table.

His state-appointed defense attorney, Peter Liguori, has asked Union County Superior Court Judge Regina Caulfield to dismiss all charges, but in oral arguments he focused mostly on getting three attempted murder charges reduced to aggravated assault in the instances where the police officers were unhurt.

Two other officers were wounded in the shootout, which erupted on the streets of Linden, New Jersey, two days after the bombs detonated. Rahimi was shot between eight and 12 times, Liguori said.

The defense lawyer also asked the judge to drop so-called lesser included offenses, arguing that prosecutors "overcharged" his client.
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The judge said she would issue a written ruling on the defense requests before the end of the month.

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