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GI accused in Fort Hood bomb plot tells mom in jail visit that he did it for Muslim religion
WACO, Texas (AP) ' A Muslim U.S. soldier accused of planning to bomb Fort Hood troops says he wasn't seeking vengeance but justice for people in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is heard telling his mother during a jailhouse visit that -- quote -- "their suffering is my suffering."
A recording of the visit was played for jurors at his trial Wednesday in Waco federal court.
The 22-year-old is accused of planning to detonate a bomb inside a Killeen restaurant frequented by troops from the Texas Army post and then shoot any survivors.
Abdo faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges. He was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested last July.