Federal prosecutors rested their case against Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo on Thursday after showing jurors video of the detonation of a bomb made by an FBI expert. Agent Richard Stryker says he used most of the same materials found in Abdo’s backpack and motel room when he was detained at a Fort Hood-area motel in July.
Defense attorneys rested after calling three witnesses. Abdo, who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when arrested, did not testify.
The 22-year-old Muslim soldier faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.