Judge sets new hearing in suicide bomb case

Terry Lee Loewen (KSN File Photo)
Terry Lee Loewen (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A federal judge has reset a date to hear arguments over the government’s request to limit who can see some evidence in the case of an alleged suicide bomb plot at a Wichita airport.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Tuesday scheduled a Feb. 11 hearing in the case of Terry L. Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician facing terror-related charges.

Prosecutors are seeking an order restricting handling of evidence. The government has requested a hearing under the Classified Information Procedures Act, and also wants the case designated as “complex” to ease speedy trial concerns and give the parties more time to prepare for their cases.

Loewen has pleaded not guilty to charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to give material support to al-Qaida.

 

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