Jurors Still Deciding Imam's Fate in South Florida Terrorism Trial

They now must return Monday to continue their deliberations.

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    Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, right, and one of his sons, 24-year-old Izhar Khan, left, are shown in this courtroom drawing made Monday, May 16, 2011 in federal court in Miami.

    Jurors will return for a fifth day in Miami federal court to deliberate the fate of a Muslim cleric accused of supporting the Pakistani Taliban.

    The 12-person panel quit Friday evening without reaching a verdict in the case of 77-year-old Hafiz Khan. They now must return Monday to continue their deliberations.

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    The jury already sat through a two-month trial on U.S. charges that Khan provided about $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban. Khan testified the money was for needy people, family members and a religious school or madrassa he owns in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

    If convicted, Khan faces maximum sentences of 15 years on each of four terror support-related charges.

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    Three Muslims are accused of helping the Taliban bring terror to Pakistan.

    Two of Khan's sons were previously cleared of all charges. Three other defendants remain in Pakistan.