''When I have spoken to him, we have disagreed,'' Yamamoto said. ''He is facing the possibility of death or life in prison. He has told me that he understands that.''
Prosecutor Robert Spencer told the court he believed Moussaoui should be ordered to pay restitution to the Sept. 11 victims.
When the judge noted that part of the penalties could include a $250,000 fine, Moussaoui replied, ''I wonder where I will get the money.''
Before he formally entered the plea, he was asked if he understood the statement could be used against him to prove he was guilty. ''Absolutely, I do understand that,'' he said.
A few seconds later, he added, ''Where do I get the pen?''
Outside the courthouse, family members of Sept. 11 victims expressed satisfaction with the outcome and their gratitude to the government for pursuing the case.
Dominic J. Puopolo Jr. of Miami Beach, Fla., whose mother from Dover, Mass., died on American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into the World Trade Center, said he had ''a tremendous feeling justice is being served.'' He said, ''I promised my mother shortly after she was murdered I'd somehow have justice.''
Instructor testified that instructors at the school breathed "a collective sigh of relief" when Atta and al-Shehhi completed their training and left the school
District Judge Leonie Brinkema said the jury considering whether to execute Moussaoui could hear the recording from United Airlines Flight 93 and see a transcript of it.
A British judge imposed a 13-year prison sentence Friday on a man who admitted conspiring to blow up a U.S.-bound plane with explosives hidden in a shoe.
Ressam, a 37-year-old Algerian, was convicted in April 2001 on explosives charges and conspiracy to commit terrorism for an alleged millennium-even bombing plot at the Los Angeles airport.