- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - A hearing has been canceled on a Kenyan man’s attempt to get key evidence against him thrown out in a U.S. case charging that he attempted to support foreign terrorist organizations using Internet chat rooms.

A Miami judge canceled Wednesday’s hearing for 27-year-old Mohamed Said after prosecutors said statements he made after his arrest won’t be used in his May 4 trial.

Said has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of conspiracy and attempted terrorism material support to a Syrian terror group and Africa’s al-Shabaab organization.

Said’s defense partly centers on whether prosecutors can prove he was the one using certain computers during online chats with an undercover FBI employee.

Co-defendant Gufran Mohammed was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to a terrorism support conspiracy charge.



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