Bomb suspect Ahmad Khan Rahimi pleads not guilty from his hospital bed

Ahmad Khan Rahimi appears in Union County Superior Court via Skype Thursday on state attempted murder charges Thursday
Ahmad Khan Rahimi appears in Union County Superior Court via Skype Thursday on state attempted murder charges Thursday

ELIZABETH — The man accused in three separate bombing incidents in New York and New Jersey has pleaded not guilty Thursday to five state charges of attempted murder stemming from his arrest.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who is accused of planting bombs in Seaside Park, Elizabeth and New York City, has been in University Hospital in Newark since Sept. 19, when he was shot at least seven times in a firefight with Linden police.

Rahimi appeared in Union County Superior Court just after 2 p.m. via Skype from his bed, with a bandage clearly visible around his neck. Rahimi spoke in a barely audible voice when responding to the county Superior Court Judge Regina Caulfield, who asked if he had received the charges against him.

“Yeah,” Rahimi squeaked out after looking to his lawyer, the Union County Public Defender Peter Liguori, for approval to respond.

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SOURCE: NJ.COM

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