Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the attacks, and four other defendants may not receive the death penalty, according to information provided to some families of 9/11 victims by the Pentagon and FBI. It is the Biden administration that is considering these possible plea deals. The information was revealed in a letter that was given to the victims’ relatives and was obtained by the Associated Press. The government is actively looking into measures to wrap up the drawn-out court cases concerning the accused terrorists.

The Office of the Chief Prosecutor is reportedly in talks and considering signing pre-trial agreements, according to the letter dated August 1. There’s a chance that a formal plea deal might remove the possibility of the death penalty, even though one hasn’t been struck yet and might not happen in the end.

The letter emphasizes that military prosecutors pledge to consider the perspectives of the 9/11 families prior to accepting any plea agreements, according to the Associated Press story. The letter’s recipients are asked to provide any feedback or questions they may have about the proposed agreements to the FBI’s victim services section by this coming Monday.

Legal disagreements and delays have plagued the complex legal case involving Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and the four other detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Of particular, the lawsuit has focused on the contentious “enhanced interrogation techniques” employed by CIA operatives after the inmates were apprehended.

Numerous family members of the 2,977 people who died in the terror attacks have voiced their strong opposition to plea bargains. Retired New York City deputy fire chief Jim Riches, who lost his son on September 11, 2001, expressed doubt about the government’s update, saying he won’t trust in the possibility of justice until he sees tangible results. Riches stressed that the suspects are still alive even if their victims had long since passed away.

The letter was received this week by Peter Brady, who lost his father in the attacks. Brady stressed the need to let the legal process play out and stated that responsibility is important and shouldn’t be compromised by plea deals.

The five accused linked to the 9/11 conspiracy have not yet have a trial date scheduled. Remember that the Trump administration had already denied that the alleged terrorists, who have been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2006, could ever accept a plea deal.

When The Post asked the FBI for a statement, the agency refused to give any details on the letter.