- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Two suburban Chicago cousins accused of seeking to provide material support to the Islamic State group have made an initial appearance in federal court.

The Aurora cousins entered Thursday’s hearing with their ankles and wrists shackled.

One, 29-year-old Jonas Edmonds, looked surprised at the dozens of journalists on courtroom benches. He kept swiveling in his chair and stroking his beard. At one point, he yawned loudly.

His cousin, 22-year-old National Guard member Hasan Edmonds, sat still. He answered “yes” in a barely audible voice when the judge asked if he understood the charges.

Hasan Edmunds’ lawyer said his client wanted a bond hearing. Jonas Edmonds’ attorney said he won’t challenge his detention. A detention hearing for Hasan Edmunds is set for May 30.

Both attorneys declined to comment after the hearing.


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