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The man who smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison, months after he pleaded guilty for his role in what officials later determined was an al Qaeda plot.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds imposed a life sentence Thursday on Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who entered the courtroom in Detroit wearing an oversized white T-shirt and a white skull cap. His hands were unshackled once he entered.

In the sentencing report, prosecutors called now 25-year-old Nigerian “an unrepentant would-be mass murderer, who views his crimes as divinely inspired and blessed.”

Source: David Ariosto and Deborah Feyerick for CNN.

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