Airline bomb suspect asks to represent himself in court

 BBC News

A Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner with a bomb sewn into his underwear says he wants to represent himself in court.

Appearing in a Detroit court for the first time since January, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab rejected a judge’s advice that he retain a lawyer.

Mr Abdulmutallab indicated he intended to plead guilty to some of the charges.

He was charged with the attempted murder of 290 jet passengers on 25 December 2009.

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