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Trial date set for Triangle terrorism suspects

Posted December 30, 2009 10:49 a.m. EST

— A federal judge has set a September trial date for seven Triangle-area men accused of plotting terrorist acts.

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 set a Sept. 20 trial date in the case. Her order states that the trial might last into November.

Daniel Boyd, Zak Boyd and Subasic are being held without bond at a prison in Virginia, while the other four are being held without bond in the Harnett County Jail.

Prosecutors have turned over to defense attorneys 17,000 pages and 493 CDs filled with evidence, as well as numerous audio clips of FBI wiretaps.