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Feds give defense evidence in Christmas bomb case

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DETROIT (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they have shared hundreds of documents and other evidence with lawyers for a Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.

Prosecutors made the disclosure Tuesday during a six-minute hearing with a judge overseeing the case against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cathleen Corken says the government needs to share more evidence with the defense. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds didn't set a trial date but asked for another update June 22.

Abdulmutallab wasn't in court, and there was no discussion of his cooperation with investigators. He is accused of trying to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear on a flight from Amsterdam.

 

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