Failed terror attack suspect sacks legal team

Failed terror attack suspect sacks legal team

Failed airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutalla has dismissed his legal team and will represent himself in court in Detroit today.

The 24-year-old Nigerian, who tried to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to the city last Christmas Day, is due for a pre-trial hearing.

He will be accompanied by a standby lawyer who can give advice.

Last month Abdulmutalla suggested he wanted to plead guilty to some charges.

He is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by trying to fire to explosives hidden in his underwear.

He has been held at a federal prison in Michigan since his arrest.

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