- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - A June 1 trial date is set for two Pakistani-born accused in Florida of plotting a New York City terror attack and attacking two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom set the date Thursday after accepting not guilty pleas from 32-year-old Sheheryar Alam Qazi and 22-year-old Raees Alam Qazi.

A new indictment adds a weapon of mass destruction conspiracy count and attempted murder charges to existing terror-related allegations originally brought in 2012. Prosecutors say the Qazi brothers wanted to blow up New York City landmarks in retaliation for U.S. drone attacks overseas.

Prosecutors say the brothers, shouting “God is great” in Arabic, attacked the U.S. marshals while being escorted in the Miami courthouse complex in April.

They face life in prison if convicted.



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