The alleged accomplices, including the ex-wife, of an Algerian-born man who had previously lived in Waterford, are expected to testify against him over an attempted murder plot.
Ali Charaf Damache was arrested in Spain last week extradited to the US.
He is charged with conspiring to kill the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.
Today’s Sunday Times reports that Damache’s ex-wife, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez along with Colleen La Rose known as Jihad Jane, who were arrested in Waterford in connection with the plot, will all now give evidence in his trial.
Joe Mancano, Damache’s lawyer, is quoted as saying he would expect both women to testify as part of a plea agreement.
Both Paulin-Ramirez and La Rose are serving 8 and 10 years respectively in American prison for their role in the conspiracy.
Mancano says he believes his client is facing 15 years in prison is convicted, but is asking for consideration to be given for time spent imprisoned in Ireland and Spain before his extradition to the States.
Damache, who had an address at High Street in the City, had previously pleaded not guilty at Waterford Circuit Criminal Court to making a menacing phone call to a US Muslim activist in 2010.
He changed his plea to guilty during the trial and was given a four year sentence with the final year suspended.
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