5 NC suspects in terrorism plot plead not guilty

August 15, 2011 - 12:59 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Five North Carolina men accused in a 2009 terrorism plot have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Dylan Boyd, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Ziyad Yaghi, Hysen Sherifi and Anes Subasic face multiple felony charges related to allegations they conspired to attack the Marine base in Quantico, Va., and targets overseas. They pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Raleigh.

Accused ringleader Daniel Patrick Boyd pleaded guilty in February to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons in a foreign country.

Zakariya Boyd later pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Daniel Boyd is the father of Dylan and Zakariya Boyd.

A jury trial is scheduled to start next month.