Al Qaeda operative Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani has been trial in lower Manhattan since last month for allegedly bombing U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 and killing over two hundred people. Last week, the jury deliberated for two days without a verdict and now one juror has asked the judge to dismiss her because she feels she's being "attacked" because she's a holdout.
The Daily News reports that the juror wrote in a note, "At this point am secure and I have come to my conclusion but it doesn't agree with the rest of the (panel). My conclusion (is) not going to change. I feel am (being) attacked for my conclusion. Therefore am asking if there is anyway I can be excused or exchanged for an alternate juror."
Judge Lewis Kaplan asked the jury to continue their deliberations. The Ghailani case has, the NY Times reports, "has been seen as a kind of test for the Obama administration’s goal of trying detainees like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks, and other suspected 9/11 plotters in civilian court," but of course, maybe the KSM-NYC trial may not happen.