Final witnesses to testify in Mumbai terror trial in Chicago

June 6, 2011 - 3:12 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is expected to call its final witness in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Defense attorneys for Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) say they're calling witnesses Monday too, including a computer expert.

Rana has pleaded not guilty to providing cover a cover story for David Headley, an admitted Pakistani-American terrorist who conducted surveillance ahead of the attacks that killed more than 160.

Headley has pleaded guilty and is the government's star witness. He testified how he took orders from Pakistani intelligence and a militant group as he took video surveillance.

Six others are charged in absentia, including Ilyas Kashmiri who was believed to be al-Qaida's military operations chief in Pakistan and was reportedly killed Friday in a U.S. missile strike.