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Judge rejects bid to have subway bomb suspect's statements thrown out in NYC terror case
NEW YORK (AP) ' A judge says a jury can hear statements made by a terror defendant after he was arrested in a failed plot to bomb New York City subways.
Brooklyn Judge Raymond Dearie issued the ruling Thursday in the federal case against Adis Medunjanin (ah-DEES' may-DOON'-yah-neen).
Medunjanin has pleaded not guilty to charges he joined Colorado airport van driver Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) and another childhood friend from Queens in a plot to attack Manhattan subway lines in 2009. Prosecutors say the three had gone to Pakistan together in 2008 to get terror training.
After the plan was abandoned and Medunjanin was detained, investigators claimed he volunteered incriminating information.
The defense argued the statements were made under duress and should be kept out of a trial scheduled for early next year.
Zazi pleaded guilty last year.