Hearing Continued for Virginia Terror Suspect

Friday, Jul 23, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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Hearing Continued for Virginia Terror Suspect

Fairfax County Public Schools

Zachary Chesser

A detention hearing for a Virginia man charged with twice trying to join a Somali terror group linked to al-Qaida has been continued.

Twenty-year-old Zachary Chesser, known for an online warning against the creators of the animated series "South Park," will remain in custody at least until Monday afternoon's hearing.

Chesser's wife declined comment at Friday's hearing, as did his attorney, Michael Nachmanoff.

The hearing in U.S. District Court was on charges of providing material support to the al-Shabab terror group, which claims responsibility for a July 11 bombing in Uganda that killed more than 75 people.

Chesser is not charged for an online posting saying the creators of the animated series "South Park" risked death by mocking the Prophet Muhammad.


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