The sentencing trial was divided into two phases. During the first phase, jurors decided that Moussaoui was eligible for the death penalty [JURIST report], and the juror told the Post that this conclusion was reached because the jury believed the government's argument that FBI investigators would have discovered the plot had Moussaoui not lied when he was questioned in August 2001. Several jurors, however, were not in favor of sentencing Moussaoui to death during the second phase of the trial because they believed that Moussaoui had "limited knowledge" [verdict form, PDF] of the plans for September 11. The juror did not reveal how many jurors would have voted for the death penalty. Reuters has more.
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