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Trial delayed for MSU students accused of trying to join ISIS

Source: Vicksburg Post/WTVA Source: Vicksburg Post/WTVA
STARKVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Federal Judge Sharion Aycock is delaying a trial for a Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join ISIS.

19-year-old Jaelyn Young of Vicksburg and 22-year-old Muhammed Dakhlalla of Starkville go to trial June 6. It was  previously scheduled for January 19.

They are both charged with aiding terrorists.  

Both studied at Mississippi State; Young was a sophomore chemistry major and Dakhlalla recently graduated with a degree in psychology.

Young and Dakhlalla were arrested in August as they attempted to board a flight at Golden Triangle Airport in Columbus with plans to fly to Turkey.

The court also set May 23 as the deadline for the couple to reach a plea deal in the case. Right now, both are being held without bond.

Grounds for the continuance of this trial are based on the fact that Jaelyn Young has an upcoming psychiatric evaluation.  

Prosecutors did not object.

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