LUBBOCK, TX - A college student from Saudi Arabia appeared in federal court this morning after being charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, was escorted into the Lubbock federal courthouse by heavily armed federal marshals.
A judge ordered Aldawsari held until a March 11th detection hearing.
Aldawsari has pleaded not guilty and his newly appointed attorney said his client is presumed innocent.
In a statement, defense lawyer Rod Hobson also decried what he called "One sided and biased" press coverage of the case.