Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari trial underway

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari trial underway

Amarillo, TX - A jury is selected in the federal trial of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb-making components.

A jury made up of fourteen Panhandle residents, seven women and seven men were selected Thursday afternoon.

Two of the jurors will be considered alternates.

The jury will be part of the federal trial against Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari.

Federal agents searched his Lubbock apartment, where they say they found bomb-making chemicals.

Authorities arrested the former Texas Tech student in 2011, and charged him with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Aldawsari faces up to life in prison if convicted.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Court records indicate his attorneys plan to use an insanity defense.