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Video angers shoe bomber's lawyers

The attorneys for confessed shoe bomber Richard Reid say a videotape released by prosecutors that shows a passenger jet exploding ”had nothing to do with Mr. Reid’s case.” Federal prosecutors included the videotape in a pre-sentencing filing to show what might have happened aboard American Airlines Flight 63 in December 2001 had Reid detonated explosives hidden in his shoe. But the test shown in the tape was unrelated to the Reid case. It was done by the Federal Aviation Administration in 1998 — three years before Reid tried to blow up the flight over the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 22, 2001, his attorneys say. The videotape, made public Jan. 17, was widely broadcast on the major television networks. Full Story

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