BREAKING NEWS ~ Moussaoui pleads guilty to involvement in 9/11 attacks Phillip Hong-Barco at 4:16 PM ET
[JURIST] Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news archive] has pleaded guilty to six conspiracy charges [indictment] connected with the 9/11 attacks that killed more than 3000 people. Upon conviction, he could face the death penalty. Earlier today, Moussaoui's own lawyers had asked the judge [JURIST report] to reject a guilty plea, citing mental incompetence.
6:15 PM ET - US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales confirmed in a press statement late Friday afternoon after the guilty plea that the government will indeed be seeking the death penalty for Moussaoui [Gonzales remarks].
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