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US judge postpones sentence for underwear bomber

US judge postpones sentence for underwear bomber

A judge has postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian man who admits trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb in his underwear.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab will get his mandatory life sentence on Feb. 16. Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds said Friday she'll still hold a hearing Jan. 19 as originally scheduled so passengers who had planned to attend can speak to him in court that day.
The postponement gives Abdulmutallab more time to review a mandatory pre-sentence report prepared by the U.S. Probation Department.
Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty in October to trying to blow up an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas 2009.
He's acting as his own lawyer. The judge denied his request to grant a new attorney to advise him.


Updated : 2021-06-15 16:12 GMT+08:00