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Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Detroit-bound Plane Fires Lawyers, Discusses Possible Plea

Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Detroit-bound Plane Fires Lawyers, Discusses Possible Plea 13 Sep 2010 A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an international flight near Detroit on Christmas fired his lawyers Monday and suggested he wants to plead guilty to some of six charges against him. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab not to get rid of his attorneys, but he insisted. In February, law enforcement officials said he had turned against Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born Yemeni radical who claims to be his teacher, and had helped the U.S. hunt for him. [Of course he has.]