FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A federal judge will decide whether to throw out the confession of the soldier accused in a bomb plot on Fort Hood troops.
The hearing is set to begin at 1 p.m. Friday.
Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo's attorneys have filed motions to be heard Friday at a hearing in Waco federal court. One seeks to suppress evidence obtained when Abdo was arrested in July at a Killeen motel near the Texas Army post.
His attorneys claim investigators denied him access to a lawyer and did not read his Miranda rights before he told of plans to bomb a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.
Abdo was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky. He faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and eight other charges. His trial is set for May.
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