Jurors begin deliberations in blogger beheading plot trial
Jurors on Tuesday began deliberating in the case of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller.
Prosecutors said David Wright plotted with his uncle and a Rhode Island man to kill Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group after she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Prosecutors said Wright also wanted to carry out other attacks in the U.S.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told jurors during her closing argument that Wright was committed to the Islamic State group and "intended to wage war against the U.S."
But the jury went home without reaching a verdict and is expected to resume deliberations on Wednesday.
Wright testified last week that it was all an act and that he never really wanted to hurt anyone.
His attorney, Jessica Hedges, told jurors Tuesday that Wright made mistakes but isn't a terrorist.
Nicholas Rovinski, a 26-year-old Warwick man, testified for the government earlier in the trial.
If convicted, Wright could face up to life in prison if convicted of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
NBC 10 News contributed to this report.