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Tonight and now -- this for -- he's accused to trying to blow up a plane.
On Christmas Day with explosives that was sewn into his underwear now the trial of -- Omar -- -- of gets underway and Mike Tobin is live outside the US district court in Detroit.
Might keep it seems like this one is fairly clear -- but is it too early to call this a slam dunk.
Early to call the slam -- you've got Omar Farouk Abdul -- -- -- arriving here at the courthouse about an hour fifteen minutes ago when -- -- appeared in the courtroom already.
Wearing some traditional looking clothes along blue shirt with some gold trim on it.
But you talk about this case -- whether it would be a slam dunk the government has some very compelling evidence like all of the witnesses who saw the bomb fizzle lie on the flight to saw over the defending catch fire.
They have recordings from that particular flight they have the remnants of the underwear bomb.
All of this is very compelling but any lawyer will tell you nothing is certain when it goes before a jury.
You also have the stand by counsel Anthony chambers challenging everything that comes into this courtroom.
Like the initial statement.
-- -- Mottola made in which she admitted that He was an operative for al-Qaeda.
That was made without Miranda warnings and that was made while He was on a painkiller.
Then you have all the erratic behavior the outbursts in court the insistence to -- -- many night in court.
If the crazy behavior isn't handled well it could create grounds for an appeal but.
So I do much Holland has insisted Mike representing himself being his own attorney in this cases that's still what He plans to deal.
-- not entirely guy Anthony chambers the standby counsel the man who bears that title stand -- counsel will be delivering the opening arguments often times you see the motions that are delivered here the very professional very -- It's clear that a lawyer erode -- Then again you will see some -- -- that are hand written some of the -- ones that insisted that bill Mottola BI tried under Islamic law.
Those look like the defendant wrote those himself.
Chambers however does insist that Abdullah -- -- -- all of is defending himself.
In this case he's making all the final decisions in his words a -- Mottola is driving the bus Martha.
This is scary story.
And we're gonna see how comes out in court Mike thank you very much Laura from.
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