- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Jurors have notified a federal judge they are deadlocked in their deliberations regarding a man accused of planning to attack a mosque in upstate New York.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (https://bit.ly/2l9Cv81 ) reports that the jury announced Wednesday it was deadlocked in the case of 65-year-old Robert Doggart. U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier told the jurors to return Thursday morning and said he wouldn’t announce a mistrial yet.

Doggart has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he planned to attack a Muslim community called Islamberg.

Prosecutors have played a series of conversations Doggart had with a confidential informant in March 2015.

His defense attorneys have argued that Doggart never had a consistent plan in place, was entrapped by a confidential informant and only wanted to conduct reconnaissance on Islamberg.



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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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