Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

Ahmed Abu Khattala made his initial appearance in federal court in the nation's capital on Saturday.

A grand jury indictment says Abu Khattala took part in a conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the 2012 attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Abu Khattala was flown by a military helicopter from a Navy ship to Washington earlier Saturday.

In court, he wore a two-piece black track suit and kept his hands behind his back. He looked impassively at the judge for most of a 10-minute court hearing.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks is now in law enforcement custody, after being questioned aboard a U.S. Navy ship since his capture in Libya two weeks ago.

A U.S. official says Ahmed Abu Khattala was flown by military helicopter from a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to a National Park Service landing pad in Washington, D.C., today.

Khattala faces an initial court appearance Saturday afternoon.
Abu Khattala faces criminal charges in the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans from the 2012 attack. A criminal complaint filed last year charges him with terror-related crimes, including killing a person during an attack on a federal facility, a crime that can be punishable by death.

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