This undated photo released by the U.S. Army shows Pfc. Naser Abdo. Abdo, 21, arrested Wednesday, July 27, 2011, who had weapons stashed in a motel room near Fort Hood, Texas, admitted planning an attack on the post, where 13 people died in 2009 in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation, the Army said in an alert issued Thursday. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
A federal judge will decide whether to throw out the confession of the soldier accused in a bomb plot on Fort Hood troops.
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.