Tag: Umar Farouk Abdumutallab

Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty to All Counts

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, whose trial on charges that he attempted to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear began yesterday, pleaded guilty today to all 8 counts against him. Several charges against him carry 30 years to life. Some require a mandatory 30 year sentence and some of them require a consecutive sentence. Sentencing is set for January 12, 2012.

Abdumutallab made a statement in court. [More....]

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Detriot Trial of Underwear Bomber to Begin

The trial of Umar Farouk Umadullatab, charged with a failed attempt to bring down an airline en route to Detroit on Christmas Day, begins tomorrow.

The Superseding Indictment is here. All of our coverage is assembled here.

Abdulmutallab is representing himself, with the assistance of standby counsel Anthony Chambers. I wonder how he'll do at cross-examining witnesses. "F. Lee Underpants" for the defense?

Will a conviction on all counts and a life sentence cause Republicans to admit that terror suspects can be successfully prosecuted in federal court? Don't hold your breath. [More...]

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