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Federal judge refuses to toss out confession of soldier accused in Fort Hood bomb plot case
WACO, Texas (AP) ' A federal judge says he won't throw out a confession from the soldier accused of planning to bomb a Texas restaurant filled with troops from Fort Hood.
Lawyers for Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo say authorities did not read his Miranda rights before he told them of his alleged plans.
They also asked the judge to suppress evidence obtained after Abdo was detained in July at a motel near the Texas Army post.
U.S. District Judge Walter Smith rejected the motions Friday after a four-hour hearing in Waco.
Abdo was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested.
He faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and eight other charges. His trial is set for May.