A retired firefighter said he was profoundly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and couldn't be fair to someone accused of terrorism.

A woman wept at the idea of being separated from her children during the day if picked to serve on a jury for two weeks.

They and more than 50 other prospective jurors were excused from the pool of 91 people interviewed Tuesday in the trial of Sami Osmakac, accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Tampa. Osmakac, a naturalized citizen from Kosovo, was arrested in January 2012 following an FBI sting.

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