Two suspected ISIS militants from Britain who were brought to the United States on Wednesday to face charges in a gruesome campaign of torture and other acts of violence against four Americans have pleaded not guilty at federal court hearing. (Oct. 9)
ZACHARY TERWILLIGER: Both defendants-- Alexander Kotey, El Shafee Elsheikh-- made appearances via video from the Alexandria Detention Center. Earlier today, they had their detention hearing, where they both were waived that hearing and will be detained further-- pending further proceedings. At the arraignment, they were represented by counsel. Both defendants waived formal reading of the indictment, entered pleas of not guilty, and requested a trial by jury. The case was found to be complex. And so the next hearing in court is set for January 15, 2021, which would be a Friday. And in the next 90 days, discovery, which means evidence, will be provided to the defense teams to review.