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Closing arguments in Seattle Jewish shooting

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SEATTLE (AP) - In closing arguments Thursday, lawyers have their last chance to persuade a jury whether the man who shot up a Jewish Federation office in Seattle should go to prison or a mental hospital.

Naveed Haq pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the July 2006 shooting that killed one woman and wounded five others.

This is the second trial for the 34-year-old Pasco man. His first trial in King County Superior Court last year ended with jurors deadlocked on whether he was insane.

Defense lawyers say he has a history of mental illness. Prosecutors say he was capable of planning the attack and announcing it was a protest against U.S. policy toward Israel.

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