Entering a guilty plea today, Zacarias Moussaoui became the only person convicted in the U.S. in connection to the 9-11 attacks.
The French citizen told U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema he realized he could be put to death.
“I expect no leniency,” he said.
Moussaui, charged with six felony counts, said he was trained on a Boeing 747 “to use this plane to strike the White House.”
He explained the training was in preparation for an attack planned to occur after the 9-11 attacks.
His defense lawyer, Alan Yamamoto, said he was satisfied the defendant understood what he was doing.
“When I have spoken to him, we have disagreed,” Yamamoto said. “He is facing the possibility of death or life in prison. He has told me that he understands that.”
Brinkema said, “The court is accepting today the defendant’s six pleas of guilty to the six counts of the indictment.”