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Arizona trial starts for twin Illinois brothers accused of bombing black diversity director
PHOENIX (AP) ' The trial has started in Phoenix for two white supremacist brothers from Illinois charged in a 2004 bombing that injured a black city official in Scottsdale.
The federal trial of twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon has been extended several times since their 2009 arrest at their home in Davis Junction, Ill., because of the extensive amount of evidence.
They pleaded not guilty in the Feb. 26, 2004, bombing in which a package detonated in the hands of Don Logan, Scottsdale's diversity director at the time. It injured Logan's hand and arm and also hurt a secretary.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected pick jurors by Wednesday and opening statements are scheduled for Thursday morning.
The brothers are charged with conspiracy to damage buildings and property by means of explosive.