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Chesser's Lawyers Granted A Few More Days Before Detention Hearing

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By Jonathan Wilson

Zachary Chesser, the man from Northern Virginia now facing charges for allegedly supporting a foreign terrorist group, will spend the weekend in federal custody after a judge postponed his detention hearing this afternoon.

Judge Teresa Buchanon postponed Chesser's detention hearing until Monday afternoon at the request of his lawyers. The lawyers, appointed by the court just this week, say they want more time to speak with their client.

U.S. Marshals will hold Chesser at an undisclosed location until then.

Chesser, who also goes by the name Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Federal agents say he has admitted trying twice to travel to Somalia to join the al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab.

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