Judge Sets 2021 Trial Date for Men Charged With Planning Sept. 11 Attacks

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A trial date has been set for the accused mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and four other men accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, the New York Times reported Friday.

Judge Col. W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force, set the date for the joint death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay on Friday. The trial is scheduled to be held at the Navy Base in Cuba called Camp Justice. The judge also included an Oct. 1 deadline that prosecutors must meet to provide materials to defense attorneys.

This is the first time a start-of-trial date has been set for the infamous case, since Mohammed and the four other men were arraigned on May 5, 2012. Prosecutors have been requesting a trial date since 2012. Mohammed and the other four could face the death penalty if convicted.

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