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Jury reaches a verdict for man charged in Texas attack

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PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of an Arizona man charged with plotting an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

The verdict is scheduled to be read Thursday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix at 1 p.m. MST.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem is accused of hosting two friends at his home to discuss plans for the May 3 attack in Garland, Texas.

Investigators say the 44-year-old moving company owner provided the guns used in the attack and went target shooting with two friends who were later killed in a police shootout outside the contest.

He’s also charged with providing support to the Islamic State terrorist group.

Kareem vehemently denies the allegations.

Jurors heard closing arguments last Friday before getting the case.

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