Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit, pleaded guilty to all counts in court Wednesday.
He had been indicted on charges including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, and possession of a firearm or destructive device in furtherance of an act of violence.
AbdulMutallab had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The announcement comes one day after the prosecution finished its opening statement.
On Tuesday, the prosecution finished its opening statement and the defense said it would reserve the right to give an opening statement at a later point in the trial.
The judge in the trial refused to prevent the prosecution from calling the device he allegedly carried a "bomb."
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds also refused to exclude a photo of AbdulMutallab's burned genitals from the evidence.
While at previous court appearances AbdulMutallab has had outbursts - including yelling "Osama's alive," a reference to Osama bin Laden - he remained calm Tuesday.
AbdulMutallab was indicted on charges including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, and possession of a firearm or destructive device in furtherance of an act of violence.
He was a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 en route from the Netherlands to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.
U.S. officials say the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind the alleged bombing attempt.
Well, that was brief
I thought they were boxers ðŸ˜›
Well played sir.
Rick, that was great-I am still laughing! Thanks for making my day.
Yeah, he got himself wedgied into a legal corner.
Indeed he's a martyr so let him be hung wit his despised nuts publicly on national TV. Islamisation of his neurotic faculty faile3 him. This is not a nigerian case @ all
Foil hats in every thread. How sad that the human species is capable of such stupidity.
He tried to blow up his p*nis!
This guy MUST plead guilty. Otherwise Kurt Haskell's testimony will show that this "underwear bomber" is just a PATSY set up by the CIA to stage that BS bomb over Detroit. What a JOKE. Wake up people.
You are soo ignorant it hurts!!!!!!!!!!
I think that makes you the "unaware blogger."
He is only a boy, hardly a man.
OMG just send his arsh to hell already 1 less dumb wamker walking the streets!
Or maybe his teacher being killed and him being left in an American prison for the last year the babble of martyrdom left his teenage mind. This terrorist belong to a cult not a formal version of Muslim.
Let him go free! His crime was minor!
Oh wait, that was me.
Wow, that was one short(s) defense.
Like at what religion can do to people. US government is wasting time on this guy. Simple case let them give him his wish. Dealth by bombing and the bomb should start at his gentile so that he will not have any thing to enjoy his 100 vigines.
Then why would he plead guity?
It would seem that this sort of activity might be on the INCREASE, that is, attempted or carried out attacks on us on our soil by lots of sources but seemingly at the moment, way irritated Muslims.
It seems every other day on the news services there used to be announcements of what these guys were saying at rallys about annihilating us and this and that. You don't see those much any more as, what can THEY say we've not heard many times? Incredibly outrageous stuff too. Hearing a translated snip of another "kill all the Americans" speech just lacks the punch it once had.
So, perhaps a court devised "method" should be constructed so as to save us all some money. Here's a thought: wouldn't you like to know how much this guy not only HAS cost us but I think I'd like to know how much SINCE the moment he pleaded guilty. Man, send that money to me on a fast rocket.
He plead guilty so he can live