January 13, 2014
Court Upholds Underwear Bomber's Sentence to Life of Ass-Pounding
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who tried to set off an explosive hidden in his underwear while aboard a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day in 2009, on Monday had his life sentence upheld by a federal appeals court.He also tried to argue that the life sentence was "cruel and unusual punishment" and that having his "junk scorched" by the faulty bomb was punishment enough.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Abdulmutallab, known as the underwear bomber, that the trial judge erred by letting him represent himself despite doubt about his competency and by admitting incriminating statements he made without having first been read his rights.
I might have made part of that last bit up.