Muslim accused of terrorism standing trial in 1 of 4 killings

NEWARK, N.J. – Jurors were being selected Wednesday to hear the terrorism trial of a man accused of killing four people in two states in revenge for U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Ali Muhammad Brown, 33, of Seattle, is the first person in New Jersey to be charged with terrorism connected to a homicide case, prosecutors said.

Brown was charged with fatally shooting 19-year-old college student Brendan Tevlin of Livingston, New Jersey, at a traffic light in nearby West Orange in 2014. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case.

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