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Naser Jason Abdo Sentencing Delayed In Fort Hood Bomb Plot Trial

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FILE - This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. A federal judge is to decide, Friday, April 20, 2012, whether to throw out the confession of the soldier accused of planning to bomb a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops. Defense attorneys for Abdo, who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested last summer at a motel near Fort Hood, say his confession should be thrown out because he was denied an attorney before speaking to authorities. (AP Ph
FILE - This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. A federal judge is to decide, Friday, April 20, 2012, whether to throw out the confession of the soldier accused of planning to bomb a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops. Defense attorneys for Abdo, who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested last summer at a motel near Fort Hood, say his confession should be thrown out because he was denied an attorney before speaking to authorities. (AP Ph

WACO, Texas — Sentencing has been delayed for an AWOL soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.

Prosecutors say the sentencing of Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo will now be Friday morning in a federal court in Waco. It had been set for Thursday afternoon.

Assistant U.S. attorney Mark Frazier says he believes it was Abdo who requested the one-day delay to better prepare for the hearing.

The 22-year-old will represent himself at the sentencing after the judge in the case granted his request last month. Abdo had said he and his attorneys weren't communicating effectively.

He was convicted in May on six federal charges.

Abdo was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when arrested with bomb-making materials last summer at a Fort Hood-area motel.

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