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Moussaoui Sentenced to Life in Prison, Spared Death Penalty

A federal jury sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison Wednesday after failing to unanimously agree that he deserved to be executed for his role in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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    For more on today's verdict, we are joined by Neil Lewis, who has been covering the Moussaoui trial for the New York Times, and by Joshua Berman, former federal prosecutor in New York and Washington. He worked on the government's joint terrorism task force, which prosecuted the al-Qaida-linked terrorists charged in the Africa embassy bombing cases.

    Welcome to you, both.

    Neil Lewis, first of all, in the courtroom today, what was the reaction when the jurors' verdict was read out?

  • NEIL LEWIS, New York Times:

    I think most people were quite surprised, I would say even stunned. I would say Moussaoui himself was surprised and stunned. When the jurors…


    Go ahead. We can hear you.


    Oh, I'm sorry. I heard something.

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