Update on Jihad Jane/Jihad Jamie Trial Could Be Postponed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ―A federal judge in Philadelphia postponed the trial of a Colorado woman charged in a global terror plot, and a defense lawyer held out the possibility of a plea deal.[...]Again, Ramirez didn't speak for fear of giving prosecutors a voice sample.
Paulin-Ramirez and Colleen LaRose, 46, of Pennsburg, Penn., have both pleaded not guilty to charges they helped foreign terror suspects intent on starting a holy war in Europe and South Asia.
Paulin-Ramirez and her new Algerian husband were among a group of seven terror suspects rounded up in Ireland in March, hours before federal prosecutors announced that LaRose had been in custody in Pennsylvania since November.
"It's still a possibility that she will go to trial," said LaRose's lawyer, public defender Mark Wilson. "The other option is that they would both plead guilty."[...]
On Monday, LaRose smiled broadly at the public defenders assigned to her case as she entered the courtroom in a prison jumpsuit and with an untamed mane of long, bleached-blond hair. By contrast, Paulin-Ramirez sat dour-faced behind wire-framed glasses, her light brown hair braided down her back.
Cross posted at Jawa Report