DETROIT (AP) - A drug expert plans to return to a Detroit courtroom to discuss the medical treatment of a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his underwear.
Eugene Schoener of Wayne State University says Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would not have been impaired by a painkiller before he spoke to FBI agents about the Christmas 2009 incident aboard a Northwest Airlines flight with 290 people aboard. Schoener faces cross-examination Thursday.
The government says Abdulmutallab talked about his suicide mission after being treated for second-degree burns at University of Michigan hospital. The 24-year-old wants those statements thrown out, because he was never told he could legally remain silent.
An FBI agent testified Wednesday that learning immediately about other possible attacks trumped Abdulmutallab's Miranda rights.
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