Pentagon prosecutors are reportedly in talks with attorneys for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants about a plea agreement that could eliminate the prospect of the death penalty, Your Content has learned.
Guilty pleas in exchange for a life sentence could finally bring to a close the over two decade-long case, the longest ever at the war court.
The cases have been bogged down in pretrial proceedings due to the CIA’s use of terrorism, but plea agreements could ignite fury from 9/11 families.
The al-Qaeda terrorists have been charged with terrorism; hijacking aircraft; conspiracy; murder in violation of the law of war; attacking civilians and more.
The five men were allegedly directly involved with hijacking four airplanes and carrying out the coordinated attacks across the US that led to the death of 2,977,‘according to The Daily Mail.