The Mohamud Trial
Mohamed Mohamud was arrested after allegedly plotting to bomb Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony in 2010. He now heads to trial after two years.
OPB | Jan. 31, 2013 6:22 p.m.
A federal jury has found a young man guilty of attempted terrorism, for plotting to set off a dummy bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland in 2010.
OPB | Jan. 30, 2013 1:07 p.m.
The federal government delivered its closing prosecution argument Wednesday morning in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud.
OPB | Jan. 30, 2013 8:04 a.m.
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday as a jury prepares to decide the fate of Mohamed Mohamud.
OPB | Jan. 29, 2013 4:45 p.m.
Defense attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud finished presenting their case on Tuesday. They aim to convince the jury Mohamud was subject to heavy pressure from FBI agents.
OPB | Jan. 28, 2013 1:28 p.m.
Prosecutors rested their case Monday against 21-year-old Mohamed Mohamud, a young man raised in Beaverton who stands accused of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction.
OPB | Jan. 28, 2013 4:55 p.m.
Defense witnesses spent Monday talking about Mohamed Mohamud's life and offering their analysis of his role in the bomb plan that was to culminate with an explosion in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square.
OPB | Jan. 25, 2013 1:29 p.m.
A botched recording took center stage Friday morning at the trial of an Oregonian accused of a 2010 bomb plot. An FBI agent testified why a key face-to-face encounter was not recorded.
OPB | Jan. 25, 2013 5:02 p.m.
Prosecutors called an international terrorism expert to the stand Friday to testify against Mohamed Mohamud. The 21-year old defendant is on trial for a bomb plot developed in meetings with FBI undercover agents.
OPB | Jan. 24, 2013 5:51 p.m.
Thursday, FBI agents Ryan Dwyer discussed publications the defendant wrote for and texts he sent before being accused of trying to set off a bomb in Portland.
OPB | Jan. 23, 2013 6 p.m.
FBI agents who observed Mohamed Mohamud's behavior before and during an undercover operation offered testimony Wednesday on how law enforcement handled the case.
OPB | Jan. 23, 2013 5:45 p.m.
FBI agents who observed Mohamed Mohamud's behavior before and during an undercover operation offered testimony on how law enforcement handled the case.
OPB | Jan. 23, 2013 12:52 p.m.
Wednesday, testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case.
OPB | Jan. 22, 2013 3:45 p.m.
Court was not in session at the trial of Mohamed Mohamud on Tuesday, because of a sick attorney. Reporter April Baer sat down with host Beth Hyams to catch up about how the case is unfolding.
OPB | Jan. 18, 2013 5:17 p.m.
Jurors saw surveillance footage Friday from Mohamed Mohamud's failed attempt to detonate a 2,000-pound bomb in downtown Portland.
OPB | Jan. 17, 2013 5:46 p.m.
Federal agents told the jury Thursday about the sequence of events on the day Mohamed Mohamud allegedly intended to detonate a bomb in downtown Portland.
OPB | Jan. 17, 2013 1:21 p.m.
One of the operatives who worked with Mohamed Mohamud on a false plot said the defendant showed up with a complete plan.
OPB | Jan. 16, 2013 1:25 p.m.
Attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud spent Wednesday morning poking holes in the government's claims that the defendant was dangerous.
OPB | Jan. 15, 2013 12:46 p.m.
Tuesday, Prosecutors played video clips of an undercover operative working with Mohamed Mohamud. By a third meeting, he believed Mohamud was ready to commit mass murder.
OPB | Jan. 14, 2013 12:47 p.m.
An FBI Special Agent who ran the undercover arm of the probe Monday discussed why the government considered Mohamed Mohamud a potential threat.
OPB | Jan. 10, 2013 6:53 p.m.
Twelve jurors and four alternates are being chosen to hear the charges against a young Oregonian accused of acting on a false bomb plot.
OPB | Jan. 09, 2013 5:34 p.m.
An unexpected piece of evidence has come to light in the case of a young Oregon man arrested in an FBI counter-terrorism sting, raising questions about the origins of the case.
OPB | Jan. 09, 2013 11:18 p.m.
Thursday, a young man raised in Beaverton goes on trial for attempting to set off a bomb at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
OPB | Jan. 08, 2013 5:32 p.m.
A few days of legal wrangling are left before a high-profile counter-terrorism case goes to trial in Portland.
OPB | Dec. 20, 2012 11:16 a.m.
Timeline of stories associated with Mohamed Mohamud.
OPB | Dec. 19, 2012 4:08 p.m.
A federal judge is making decisions on more than 400 pieces of evidence ahead of Mohamed Mohamud's trial on charges he conspired to set off a bomb in Portland
OPB | Dec. 19, 2012 3:43 p.m.
FBI operatives will be protected as they testify in a prominent counter-terrorism case early next year.
Sept. 24, 2012 5 p.m.
A federal judge in Portland heard testimony from an FBI agent Monday about the suspect in a plot to bomb Portland's Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010. This is one of several pre-trial court proceedings to refine the evidence.
OPB | May 02, 2012 6:54 a.m.
Lawyers for Mohamed Mohamud told a judge Wednesday that key parts of the government's case should not be allowed into evidence. Mohamud is the man accused of trying to bomb Portland's Christmas Tree-lighting in 2010.
OPB | April 17, 2012 9:02 a.m.
It was another round of sparring over evidence Tuesday in the case of the young man accused of trying to set off a weapon of mass destruction at Portland's Christmas tree lighting in 2010.
The federal judge overseeing the case ordered prosecutors to turn over more evidence to his defense team.
OPB | July 13, 2011 12:05 a.m.
Opinions differ on where the fact that a recorder failed to fully capture a key meeting between the Mohamed Mohamud and two FBI operatives will be a turning point in his case.
OPB | June 01, 2011 9:01 a.m.
The young man accused of plotting to detonate a bomb in downtown Portland last year will head to trial next April. April Baer and Beth Hyams discuss the case
OPB | June 01, 2011 5:15 a.m.
Attorneys dueled in court Wednesday over what evidence can be presented at the trial of a young man accused of plotting to set a bomb in downtown Portland last November.
OPB | May 19, 2011 2:02 p.m.
Attorneys for a young man accused in an alleged downtown bomb plot have lost a bid to have some key evidence protected.
OPB | April 08, 2011 7:20 a.m.
Attorneys in the case of an alleged Portland Pioneer Square bomb plot are sparring over evidence.
OPB | March 21, 2011 2:59 a.m.
Attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud have filed court documents that suggest they may explore whether the FBI entrapped their young client.
OPB | Jan. 05, 2011 5:14 a.m.
The trial of the man accused of plotting to bomb Portland’s tree-lighting ceremony is likely to be postponed. But attorneys are being encouraged to move the case along promptly.
OPB | Nov. 29, 2010 10 p.m.
Talk to people about the 19-year-old who was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction Monday, and two very different pictures emerge.