Accused Underwear Bomber Seeks Change In Trial Date

DETROIT (WWJ) – An attorney is asking for a new trial date in the case of a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane, this comes after federal prosecutors recently delivered more evidence in the case.

The deadline to challenge evidence is June 24, and a trial for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is scheduled Oct. 4th.

Attorney Anthony Chambers asks both dates be changed.

Abdulmutallab is charged with trying to blow up a plane as it approached Detroit from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009. Eleven crew members and 279 passengers were aboard.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


One Comment

  1. Jim says:

    Why is time and money being wasted on this &^%*$? Send him to Cuba’s lock-up and be rid of him. And stop reporting everything he does. Out of print, out of mind. I’m just sayin’.

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