Updated: Thursday, 24 May 2012, 10:45 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 24 May 2012, 10:45 AM EDT
WACO, Texas (AP) - Testimony is expected to wrap up in the federal trial of a soldier accused of planning to bomb a Texas restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.
Prosecutors said Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo had started building the bomb when he was detained at a motel near the Texas Army post in July. Defense attorneys say no device was ever constructed.
An FBI expert who built a device using the same materials that Abdo was found with is set to present evidence Thursday.
The 22-year-old Abdo faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.
In a recorded jail visit with his mother, Abdo says he wanted to seek justice for those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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