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Deliberations to Continue in Chicago Terror Trial

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jury deliberation is expected to resume in the Chicago trial of three men who are accused of plotting attacks during the 2012 NATO summit.

The three are facing terrorism charges under a rarely-tested state statute.

Prosecutor Tom Biesty says the trio wanted to instill fear by using Molotov cocktails to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and other sites in the city.

But the men’s lawyers say they were drunken goofs and argue they were goaded into the plot by an undercover officer who infiltrated the group. They scoff at the portrayal that the three are terrorists.

Jurors deliberated late Thursday before being sent home for the night. They’re expected to resume deliberations on Friday morning.

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