Judge to hear arguments on evidence in bomb case



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge in Portland, Ore., will hear arguments Wednesday in an ongoing fight over the release of evidence in a terrorism case.

Attorneys for Mohamed O. Mohamud, who is accused of attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in November, argue that government prosecutors should take a broad interpretation of the evidence rules.

Mohamud’s defense team says prosecutors should turn over all statements that they have recorded that could be attributed to Mohamud.

Prosecutors have said in court papers that the defense is asking for information to which it is not entitled.

Mohamud has pleaded not guilty.

The FBI has said that its agents were acting as Mohamud’s coconspirators as part of a sting and that there was never a real explosive device.