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Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, convicted at terror trial

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans in serving as al-Qaida's spokesman following the Sept. 11 attacks.

An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden Credit: Reuters An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden Credit: Reuters

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans in serving as al-Qaida's spokesman following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

A federal jury in Manhattan foundSulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, guilty after less than a day of deliberations in the federal terror trial, according to NBC 4 New York.

His defense didn't dispute that Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti imam, was associated with bin Laden following the attacks, but argued that he went to Afghanistan as a Muslim scholar on a humanitarian mission.

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During the trial, Abu Ghaith testified that he met with bin Laden the night of Sept. 11 in a cave.

Of the attacks, Abu Ghaith recalled that bin Laden told him, "We are the ones who did it."

Abu Ghaith now faces amaximumlife sentence in federal prison.

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