Underwear Bomber Trial
October 12, 2011 by staff
Underwear Bomber Trial, The federal government opened its case against underwear bombing suspect Omar Faruk Abdulmutallab on Tuesday, telling the jury that the defendant was on a mission to al-Qaeda to blow up a U.S. plane on Christmas Day 2009 – and to ensure that the attack occurred in the U.S. soil.
“Their mission, their purpose, their only reason for being in flight 253 was to fly … to kill all other passengers and himself,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel jury members accused of Nigeria. “I thought I’d end up in heaven because he was going to be a martyr.”
Abdulmutallab, 24, who was technically defend himself, appeared in a traditional African gray robe, embroidered with gold and cream. He said nothing until Tuesday and decided not to give an opening statement. His lawyer expects, Anthony Chambers, was to deliver opening statements, but after a delay of an hour, Chambers said there would be no opening statement, but that might have one at a later date.
Tukel opening statement detail what happened inside the aircraft the day Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up the airliner bound for Detroit with explosives hidden in his underwear.
As the flight neared Detroit, made several trips to the bathroom, where he brushed his teeth, stood and prayed colony purified before her suicide mission, Tukel said.
He returned to his seat, pulled a blanket over his head and pulled the pump plunger. First there was a loud pop, then smoke and then a fireball in the lap of the suspect, Tukel said.
“After that, all hell broke loose,” said Tukel, noting that passengers tried to extinguish the fire, but nothing worked until the flight attendants sprayed with fire extinguishers.
Michael Zantow passengers, the first government witness to testify, said he heard a loud pop that sounded like fireworks, and then heard the passenger next to Abdulmutallab say, “Dude, your pants are on fire.”
A flight attendant went to see what was happening, Zantow said. The passengers shouted for safety belts and pants Abdulmutallab to see what was happening. Four passengers were up from his seat and put it on the floor of the plane.
Zantow said that was when he glimpsed “the underwear had not seen before.” He described the underwear as “voluminous” and said it reminded him what your child is retracted, diapers when it seemed that it was full – a comment he made laugh jurors.
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