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AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot

FILE - This June 14 2011 file phoshows Pfc. Naser JasAbdo Nashville Tenn.  Abdo Muslim soldier who was AWOL

FILE - This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors last summer. He faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the most serious of the six charges on which he's being tried at his federal trial in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo, File)

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WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an AWOL Muslim soldier of attempting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.

The Waco jury convicted Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo of the most serious charge, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which could land him in prison for life.

Abdo also was convicted of attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees, and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.

Authorities arrested Abdo at a Killeen motel last July while he was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky. Prosecutors say he had begun making a bomb and was angry about the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Defense attorneys say Abdo was innocent because he never acted on his plan.

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