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Man charged in Detroit airline attack case complains about prison clothes ahead of hearing
DETROIT (AP) ' A man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner is showing signs of defiance ahead of a key hearing on evidence in his case.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) loudly complained about wearing prison clothes after he was escorted into a Detroit federal courtroom Wednesday.
Meanwhile, seven floors below, a judge greeted prospective jurors who were summoned to the court to fill out a questionnaire.
Abdulmutallab is charged with trying to blow up an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas 2009. Jury selection starts Oct. 4.
Judge Nancy Edmunds is holding a key hearing. Abdulmutallab wants incriminating statements thrown out. He says he wasn't given his Miranda rights while being treated for burns at University of Michigan hospital. He also wants to be judged by Islamic law.