May 24, 2024

Garden City bomb plot suspects jury request denied

GC Bomb Plot Photo Credit: WIBW

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge says three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb homes of Somali refugees have no legal basis to request prospective jurors from counties where more residents voted for President Donald Trump. The men are accused of targeting apartments in rural western Kansas but are being tried at the closest federal courthouse in Wichita, where trials call jurors from more urban counties nearby. The men say that’s discriminatory. The judge says the demographic differences aren’t legally recognizable.