GAINESVILLE, Georgia (AP) - Defense attorneys say two north Georgia men accused in a plot targeting the federal government talked a big game but never had the intent or means to carry out an attack.
A federal prosecutor countered that the pair's words and actions, including gathering some ingredients and a recipe for the toxin ricin, demonstrated their clear intent and ability.
The statements came during the closing arguments Friday in the trial of Ray Adams and Samuel Crump. The two men face charges of conspiring and attempting to make ricin.
The jury was set to begin deliberating Friday afternoon in Gainesville.
Adams and Crump were among four men arrested in November 2011 after surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings. The other two pleaded guilty to separate charges in April 2012.