Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Portland Bomber Suspect Pleads Not Guilty; Defense Claims Entrapment.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud's defense team suggested Monday that undercover FBI operatives may have entrapped their 19-year-old client, grooming him for a foiled bomb plot that prosecutors timed for maximum media exposure.

Mohamud's lawyers joined him in Portland's U.S. District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to accusations that he attempted to ignite a bomb next to thousands of Christmas revelers crowded into Pioneer Courthouse Square for Friday's annual holiday-tree lighting.