Crime and Courts
9:58 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Attorneys For Terry Loewen Expect Trial To Focus On Entrapment

Attorneys for a man accused of planning a suicide bombing at Wichita's Mid-Continent airport say they expect the trial to focus on what they call entrapment and outrageous government conduct.

On Tuesday, attorneys for 58-year-old Terry L. Loewen of Wichita opposed many rules that prosecutors want for national security reasons.

Lowen's attorneys say the government wants to micro-manage the defense's handling of evidence.

They believe some information will show how the FBI transformed the former Marine into an alleged terrorist prepared to commit suicide for al-Qaida.

Investigators allege that Loewen tried to bring what he believed was a car bomb onto the airport tarmac on Dec. 13.

A hearing is scheduled for February 10th.