Transcript for Underwear Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison
After two years a terrorist -- justice today the Nigerian man known -- the underwear bomber was sentenced to life in prison. For attempting to blow up a jetliner on Christmas Day two years ago. As the courtroom saw a video of what would have happened. If the explosives had worked ABC's senior Justice Department correspondent Pierre Thomas following the developments for us tonight. -- -- -- -- -- how Umar Farouk Abu Mittal and planned to kill himself and all 289. Passengers aboard a commercial flight. Over Detroit on Christmas Day 2000. This can't -- -- video was designed to show the true power of our moment -- underwear bomb. Watching the video at his sentencing today Abu -- -- yelled in Arabic god is great. And he said in the statement to the judge I am proud to kill in the name of garment. The only thing that prevented the defendants are being successful that day was his own bad luck. Abu Mittal whose goal maximum destruction he said in seat nineteen a near the left wing close to an 111000 gallon fuel tank. The only reason he did not kill everyone onboard is because the bomb's detonator malfunctioned. Prosecutors bluntly say album Autoliv is an unrepentant mass murderer. Who tried to kill again if given the chance.
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