“I thought you had not my best interests at heart,” Moussaoui told his defense lawyer, Gerald Zerkin, in front of the jury today at a U.S. court in Alexandria, Virginia. “First of all, you are American. Second, you are Jewish. You are playing games with me.” He also accused his lawyers of “criminal non- assistance.”
It was the second time Moussaoui, 37, testified at his sentencing trial, both times against his lawyers’ advice.
Jurors decided last week that Moussaoui, who was arrested on immigration charges a month before the attacks, is eligible for the death penalty. Now they must determine whether he will be executed or sentenced to life in prison. Moussaoui, the only person charged in the U.S. in the Sept. 11 attacks, pleaded guilty in April 2005 to conspiracy charges.