Faisal Shahzad 'Meekly' Hears His Charges

Times Square bombing suspect is arraigned
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2010 8:22 PM CDT
Faisal Shahzad 'Meekly' Hears His Charges
An undated file photo of Faisal Shahzad.   (AP Photo/Orkut.com, File)

Faisal Shahzad finally had his first day in court—a 10-minute arraignment during which he uttered all of word one word. (It was "yes," when asked by the judge if an assessment of his finances was correct.) Prosecutors formally charged Shahzad with five terror-related offenses related to the Times Square bombing scare, and a judge appointed him an attorney. He did not enter a plea.

The New York Times describes his courtroom appearance: "Mr. Shahzad kept his body language close. He sat forward in his chair and looked down meekly as Ms. Gatto softly spoke instructions to him." His next hearing will be June 1. (More Faisal Shahzad stories.)

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