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Trial date moved in Triangle terrorism case

Posted April 2, 2010 10:51 a.m. EDT

— The trial date for seven area men accused of terrorist activities has been pushed back a week.

Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, his sons, Dylan Boyd, 22, and Zakariya "Zak" Boyd, 20, and four other men – Hysen Sherifi, 24, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22, Ziyad Yaghi, 21, and Anes Subasic, 33 – were indicted in July on charges that they plotted to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas.

An eighth suspect, Jude Kenan Mohammad, 20, is believed to be in Pakistan.

Daniel Boyd and Sherifi also are charged with planning an attack on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va.

Chief U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan originally set a Sept. 20 trial date, but has since moved the start date to Sept. 27.