Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani testified today in the death penalty phase of the Zacarias Moussaoui trial.
Giuliani said that when he arrived at the scene, his deputy told him how bad the situation was and people were jumping from the high floors of the towers. "I concluded or hoped he was wrong," he said.
But then he saw people falling and "I froze. I realized in that couple of seconds, it switched my thinking and emotions. I said, 'We're in uncharted territory.'"
Prosecutors also planned to summon family members to testify and they were poised to play phone calls from people trapped in the World Trade Center and speaking their last words to 911 operators.
"You cannot understand the magnitude of that day unless you hear it from the victims themselves," prosecutor Rob Spencer said.
Moussaoui smiled several times when the prosecution mentioned his enthusiasm for the attacks.
Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/29/2016
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