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December 28th, 2009
06:32 AM ET

Who Prosecutes Abdulmutallab?

Prosecutors will attempt to seek DNA samples today from a man who is accused of plotting to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. His next expected court appearance won't be until January 8.

Who will handle the case? A United States Attorney confirmed by the Senate December 24th. Civil Rights Attorney Avery Friedman dropped by CNN Sunday Morning to talk about the case.

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  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This was a federal crime so it should go threw federal courts .

    December 28, 2009 at 8:17 am |
  2. Scott Stodden

    This man should be prosecuted to the fullest with nothing short of life in prison for what he did, to put so many passengers lives at risk on one of the most special holidays of the year in our country is unacceptable, thank god the lord used his power and might to stop this attack but we must increase security and searches at our airports immediatly and also hold the Netherland and Nigerian airports and security responsible for letting this man on a plane.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    December 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  3. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    This terrorist should be tried by a military court! After all we are at war with these terrorists and these terrorists are committed to kill anybody either in the western world or have deals within the western world and if you realize that this botch attack happened on Christmas day they also want to kill as many Christians as possible! They are the anti-Christ and all Christians should make their voice be heard to the whole world that these terrorists should be captured or killed and if captured given a military tribunal and if found guilty without repentance killed in a more compassionate way with chemicals that do not make them suffer! Then they can meet their maker and given justice by God who will make them suffer for eternity!

    December 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  4. Herman Lee, Sr

    I feel that it's time that we (USA) close our "BORDERS" like other counteries do.

    December 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm |