WASHINGTON - (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder saysself-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and fourother Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York for trialin a civilian federal court and he expects to seek the deathpenalty.
At a news conference Friday, the attorney general said fiveother suspects will be sent to military commissions.
Holder said the detainees in the New York case will be tried ina courthouse just blocks from where the Sept. 11 attackers felledthe twin towers. Bringing such notorious suspects to U.S. soil toface trial is a key step in President Barack Obama's plan to closethe terror suspect detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obamainitially planned to close the detention center by Jan. 22, but theadministration is no longer expected to meet that deadline.