Underwear Bomber, Farouk Abdulmutallab pleads guilty

Oct 12, 2011 – Farouk Abdulmutallab has pleaded guilty to the charge of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb in his underwear two years ago.

 

Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to charges that include conspiracy to commit terrorism and attempted murder.

 

U.S. District Attorney, Nancy Edmunds, reviewed the charges and possible penalties with Abdulmutallab before he entered his pleas, including that he faces a sentence of up to life in prison.

 

He is accused of trying to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on behalf of al Qaeda on December 25, 2009.