Khatallah, charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, pleads not guilty today in connection to the crime, during an appearance before a U.S. federal judge. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., says in a written statement:
In a courtroom in our nation’s capital, today we took the first step down the road to justice for the four American heroes killed in Benghazi. This prosecution is a reflection of our determination to honor the sacrifice of U.S. citizens who perish on foreign soil in service to our country. We will be steady, deliberate and relentless in seeking to hold accountable all who were responsible for this deadly act of terror.