'Underpants bomber' pleads guilty
Detroit - A young Nigerian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to kill nearly 300 people aboard a US-bound airliner on Christmas 2009 with explosives attached to his underwear.
"Do you understand that you have the right to remain silent?" asked Judge Nancy Edmunds.
"Yes," replied 25-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
"Do I understand correctly that you wish to waive that right to plead guilty to all the charges in the indictment?" asked the judge.
"Yes," again came the reply.