Sep 13, 2010

Underwear Bomber wants to represent himself in court

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (pictured), the Nigerian charged with trying to blow up an international flight near Detroit last Christmas has told a federal judge he wants to represent himself in court.

He's in custody awaiting trial on charges that include attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Nearly 300 people were aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Authorities say he was trying to set off explosives hidden in his underwear.