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Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, contends in his appeal that prosecutors withheld the fact that an undercover agent was at the scene just before the two attackers opened fire. Prosecutors now say a judge was correct in denying Kareem's request for a new trial based on complaints of withheld evidence. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Department)

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Prosecutors: Judge made right call in cartoon contest case

Prosecutors who won a conviction against an Arizona man for helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas say a judge correctly denied his request for a new trial after his lawyer claimed key evidence had been withheld.