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Judge postpones sentence for underwear bomber
Sentence delayed for man who tried to blow up Detroit-bound plane with bomb in underwear
By The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) ' A judge has postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian man who admits he tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) will now get his mandatory life sentence on Feb. 16.

Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds said Friday that a Jan. 19 hearing will still take place so passengers who already had planned to attend can speak to Abdulmutallab in court that day.

The postponement gives Abdulmutallab more time to review a mandatory pre-sentence report prepared by the U.S. Probation Department.

He pleaded guilty in October to trying to blow up an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas 2009.

Abdulmutallab is acting as his own lawyer. The judge denied his request to grant him a new attorney to advise him.

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