Opening Statements Begin In Arizona Bombing Trial

Published January 12, 2012 5:18PM (EST)

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are giving opening statements in the federal trial of two white supremacist brothers from Illinois accused of bombing a black city official in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.

The jury in the trial of twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon was chosen earlier this week following years of delays because of the extensive amount of evidence in the cases.

The evidence includes years of video and audio recordings of the Mahons' interactions with an attractive female government informant recruited to befriend the brothers.

The 61-year-old brothers have pleaded not guilty in the Feb. 26, 2004, bombing in which a package detonated in the hands of Don Logan, Scottsdale's diversity director at the time. The package injured Logan's hand and arm and hurt a secretary.

By Salon Staff

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