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Dozen accepted for jury in airline attack trial



Jury selection in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear got under way in Detroit with a dozen people accepted into the jury pool and four excused.

Of the 12 people admitted to the jury, 10 are women.

Jury selection continued Tuesday afternoon.

The first two prospective jurors called in the morning said they couldn't be impartial and were dismissed. One of them said she believed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was guilty.

The government alleges Abdulmutallab says he wanted to become a martyr when he boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam on Christmas 2009.

Abdulmutallab questioned another woman who said she was concerned about retaliation for serving on the jury.

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