Chicago-area terrorism suspect found fit to go to trial

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect charged with attempting to bomb a bar is declared fit for the process, approximately six years after his arrest.

The Chicago Tribune reports that in a short hearing Monday, both sides agreed the 24-year-old Adel Daoud of Hillside is stable enough to stand trial, as long as he takes prescribed psychotropic medications. Daoud was arrested in an FBI sting. Agents say he placed what he believed to be an explosive device in the vicinity of the center of Chicago bar.

Daoud was sent to a psychiatric facility in 2016 after a federal judge found him incompetent to stand trial. A government psychiatrist declared him rehabilitated after six months of treatment, but the defense lawyers objected, saying the problems remained.

A first date might be set to the status of the hearing of the following month.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,

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