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The accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has “vehemently” objected to plans by prosecutors to show a model of the device he is charged with attempting to use to blow up a passenger airliner on Christmas Day 2009.

“Abdulmutallab vehemently objects to the government introducing a model of the bomb,” Anthony Chambers, who is Abdulmutallab’s stand-by attorney, said in documents filed late on Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Detroit.

“Presenting the jury with a model of the bomb is unfairly prejudicial, and is only meant to inflame the jury and appeal to the jurors’ emotions,” Chambers added, in asking that the evidence be excluded.

Chambers said the government’s pictures of the remnants of the bomb would achieve its goal. The trial is set to start on October 11.

Source: Ben Klayman for Reuters.

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