Clearly with a massive amount of evidence to support a claim of innocence for the serious charges against him, Nigerian passenger, Abdulmutallab plead 'Not Guity" to all charges in federal court this afternoon.
Advised by his assigned pool lawyer Skippy Binkington, the accused terrorist who allegedly attempted to ignite an incendiary device aboard a Detroit bound KLM flight, feels that this is his best defense option.
Binkington told reporters today, "If I learned anything from the Johnny Cochran Mail Order Law School, it was that a client is innocent until proven guilty".
Quite a claim given the actual witnesses on the plane who not only saw the accused attempt to ignite explosive materials strapped to his leg, but aided in the squelching of the flames while still in flight. "Yes, there is evidence against my client", said Skippy, "but we're optimistic that when the whole story about the events is revealed, my client will be found innocent."
When asked about what possible defense position he would be taking, Binkington replied, "Much of our defense is still being fabricated, er, I mean we're still discussing the facts in the case. I will tell you that my client only went into the bathroom for a smoke and suffered an injury when he dropped his lighter."
With the well oiled machine of the US attorney's office in lock step with the federal justice system, Abdulnutallab is expected to received the harshest possible penalty of time served with a free domestic airline ticket as compensation for his trouble.