A New Jersey man already charged in a string of synagogue firebombings has denied he plotted to murder an assistant prosecutor in the case.

The new charges were filed Thursday against 20-year-old Aakash Dalal. He pleaded not guilty at a court hearing Friday to murder conspiracy, terroristic threats and a weapons offense.

Bergen County authorities say they and the FBI found evidence that Dalal planned to post bail and kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney.

Dalal is jailed on $1 million bail on charges he and a friend planned and carried out the synagogue bombings earlier this year.

The new charges added $3 million to his bail.

The second suspect, Anthony Graziano, is jailed on $2.5 million bail and is charged with attempted murder and other offenses.

 

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