WACO, Texas (AP) — A soldier accused of planning to bomb a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops is set to return to federal court.
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was scheduled for an arraignment Thursday in Waco on six new charges — including trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
The soldier who's absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was indicted on those charges last week.
Abdo has not yet entered a plea since his August indictment on three other federal charges. They're related to the same bomb plot this summer near the Texas Army post.
But prosecutors say they plan to try him first on the six new charges, which carry lengthier prison terms.