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Moussaoui parties ask for January start to sentencing phase

[JURIST] The US government and Zacarias Moussaoui's defense team filed a joint proposal [PDF] Thursday asking Judge Leonie Brinkema to allow the penalty phase of Zacarias Moussaoui's trial to begin with jury selection on January 9, 2006, with opening statements beginning February 6, 2006. Moussaoui pleaded guilty last month [JURIST report] to involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.

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