Texas student suspected of terror bomb plot waives hearing

Texas student suspected of terror bomb plot waives hearing
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POSTED: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:36pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:06pm

LUBBOCK — A Texas student from Saudi Arabia accused of trying to build a bomb with chemicals and equipment ordered online has waived his right to a detention hearing.

Defense attorney Rod Hobson filed the document Monday that waives 20-year-old Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari's (al-daw-SAW'-reez) scheduled Friday detention hearing.

The document states Aldawsari can later request a pretrial detention hearing.

Aldawsari was arrested Feb. 28 on a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Court records show federal agents had traced his online purchases, found extremist posts he'd made on the Internet and secretly searched his apartment, computer and e-mail accounts.

The records show one of his alleged targets was the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.

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