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Trial for Christmas Tree Ceremony Bomber Underway


The man known as the Portland holiday tree bomber says he was suckered into going along with a bomb plot.  Mohamed Mohamud goes on trial today - for allegedly wanting to set off a bomb during the 2010 holiday tree lighting in Portland.  Reportedly the 21-year-old Somali-American does not dispute trying to set a weapon of mass destruction. But he accuses undercover FBI agents of equipping him with a fake bomb - and goading him into the crime. the feds will have to prove he would have done it on his own - without their help or advice.

 

 

In the trial of Mohamed Mohamud for the 2010 attempted Christmas tree ceremony bombing in Portland, his attorneys will try to prove entrapment by the FBI.  John Henry Hingson is an attorney who is not working for the defense...he says that'll be difficult to prove, because Mohamud tried to set off the bomb.  The prosecution will also have to prove that Mohamud had plans prior to his contact with the FBI that he planned to do something against the U.S.  Jury selection is beginning in the trial.


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